Genome Current Affairs, GK & News

CSIR: 32% genetic variants are unique in Indian sequences

A study was conducted by the Council of scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Centre for cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB) and the institute of genomics and integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB). The study was published in the scientific journal nucleic acids research. According to the study, percentage genetic variance is unique in Indian sequences as compared to ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

CRISPR (CaS9)-The Gene Editing Tool used to treat blindness for the first time

The Gene Editing Tool called CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) has been used for the first time to treat blindness. However, doctors claimed that it will take a month to check if the vision of the patient has restored. This has been achieved at the Oregon University, Portland, USA. What is CRISPR? It ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

GoI clears Genome India Project

The Department of Biotechnology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology has cleared Genome India Project. More than 20 leading institutions including IISc Bengaluru are to participate in the project. Highlights The project will at its first phase take samples of 10,000 persons to develop a reference Genome. The Centre of Brain Research operating under ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

Global Drosophila Conference held at Pune

On January 6, 2020, the fifth Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference was held at Pune. It was organized by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research. The conference is held twice a year. Highlights The conference is to be held between January 6, 2020 and January 10, 2020. It aims at promoting interaction between ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

Roopkund Lake

The Roopkund lake is a high altitude glacial lake which is located in a remote location in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. About the Roopkund lake The lake lies in the lap of Trishul massif and given its remote location high up among the Himalayas the area around the lake is uninhabited. The lake is ..

Topics: 

1 / 3123