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GoI: Rapid Antibody Tests to be used strictly for surveillance

On April 16, 2020, the Government of India announced that the Rapid Antibody tests will strictly be used as surveillance test. Highlights With 5 lakh rapid antibody kits being imported from China, the government has ensured its citizens that they will only be used for surveillance purposes. This will help in formulating protocols for testing. ..

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DNA Regulation Bill

The government has cleared the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill for introduction in parliament. Features of the Bill The Bill provides for a regulatory framework for obtaining, storing and testing of DNA samples of human beings, mainly for the purposes of criminal investigations, and with the objective of establishing the identity of a ..

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Cabinet approves DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet has approved The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2018. The Bill aims at expanding application of DNA-based forensic technologies to support and strengthen justice delivery system of the country. Key Features of the Bill It allows law enforcement agencies to collect DNA samples, create “DNA profiles” and special databanks for ..

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