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Genome sequencing


Genome sequencing

 

A genome is an organism’s complete set of DNA, including all of its genes. Genomics is an interdisciplinary field of science focusing on the structure, function, evolution, mapping, and editing of genomes

 

The main purpose of sequencing is surveillance. It helps to get the true picture of prevailing variants, emerging variants (like delta) and those causing reinfection.

 

Mapping the diversity of India’s genetic pool will lay the bedrock of personalised medicine and put it on the global map.

Genome sequencing