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Indian genome

The human genome sequence of an Indian has now been mapped, putting the country in the league of five others — United States, Britain, Canada, China and South Korea — who have demonstrated similar capabilities. This means the 3.1 billion base pairs describing every function of the body of an Indian are now available for further study and as an important diagnostic tool for predictive healthcare.  Read more

Gene advantage

Gene advantage

Amidst the sorry stories we hear about dwindling (and mostly non-existent) tiger populations across tiger reserves in India, there was something to cheer during the long Independence Day weekend as Indian scientists demonstrated the invaluable genetic diversity of the subcontinent’s big cats.  Read more