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Hoolock Gibbon: India has only one species

Hoolock Gibbons are lesser apes. They are the second largest of the Gibbons after Siamang. Earlier it was said that India (North East India) is home to two species namely Eastern Hoolock Gibbon and Western Hoolock Gibbon. However, a recent study by Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology has found that only western Hoolock Gibbon ..

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COVISHIELD protects against Double Mutant

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology recently announced that COVISHILED vaccine protects against B.1.617 variant. It is also called the double mutant strain. The vaccines were tested against the double mutant variety using the Vitro Neutralisation assay. Vitro Neutralisation Assay It is used to detect if an antibody is capable of preventing virus replication. ..

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K Thangaraj bags prestigious J C Bose Fellowship

Dr. K Thangaraj, Chief Scientist at the city based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has bagged the prestigious J C Bose Fellowship for his outstanding scientific contributions in the field of population and medical genomics. The J C Bose fellowship is awarded to active scientists in recognition of their outstanding performance by the ..

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CCMB unveils new Next Gen Sequencing facility

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, inaugurated Next Generation Sequencing (NSG) facility at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), a CSIR lab in Hyderabad, Telangana. About Next Generation Sequencing (NSG) Facility It would include technology for high genome sequencing and also diagnostic sequencing of ..

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Next Generation Sequencing in India

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has inaugurated the Next Generation Sequencing (NSG) facility at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad. What is the Next Generation Sequencing (NSG) facility? The Next Generation Sequencing (NSG) facility is a state of the art machine which can sequence 18,000 samples in just ..

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