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Facts Box: ICMR Guidelines on Gene Therapy

The Indian Council on Medical Research has issued guidelines on Gene Therapy. The aim of the guideline is to enable the stakeholders comply with the R&D of Gene Therapeutic Products being produced and tested inside the country. Overview of the guidelines The guide includes scientific and ethical considerations that are allowed in gene therapy. It ..

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ICMR: Task Force on Gene Therapy

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will set up a task force on gene therapy in order to encourage research in the field. The purpose of setting up the task force is to explore gene editing based therapeutic approaches that will treat illness. Highlights The task force will work on genetic diseases affecting brain, ..

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Government launches UMMID initiative and NIDAN in health sector

Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched two initiatives to tackle the menace of genetic diseases in newborns. These are: The Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders (UMMID) initiative National Inherited Diseases Administration (NIDAN) Both of these initiates of Health Ministry are supported by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), ..

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REPAIR: Scientists develop RNA editing tool to combat genetic disease

Scientists from The Broad Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in US have developed RNA Editing for Programmable A to I Replacement (REPAIR), a new gene editing tool therapies that can reverse disease-causing mutations in humans. REPAIR gene editing tool can tweak an individual RNA ‘letters’ in human cells without making changes to entire genome  and ..

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