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India gets into Sri Lankan genes

29 October 2011

NEW DELHI: In an assertion of its arrival in the blooming global industry of commercial human genome sequencing, Indian scientists have mapped the genome of a Sri Lankan individual.

The project involved the Centre for Genomic Application, a public-private company floated by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Kolkata-based Institute of Molecular Medicine.

Though the Sri Lankan genome was mapped in December, it is yet to be formally announced via a scientific publication. The project is championed by the University of Colombo’s Faculty of Medicine, in which CSIR played the pivotal role of crunching and scanning the gigantic swathe of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)……

Read more: http://www.livemint.com/2011/10/29003747/India-gets-into-Sri-Lankan-gen.html

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Written by csirindia

October 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm

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