Genome: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

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 ..

Term in Focus : Human Atlas

What is the Human Atlas? The human atlas is an initiative to enhance the holistic(complete) understanding of human biology. The human atlas is a project that will collect, collate and integrate the molecular information on human tissues and organs. This data will be collected by going through research articles/ works published by researchers all across ..

The International team of scientists cracks genetic code of wheat

For the first time, the International team of scientists including 18 from India cracked the genetic code of wheat, the world’s most widely cultivated crop. The information generated will help to identify genes controlling complex agronomic traits such as yield, grain quality, resistance to diseases and pests, as well as tolerance to drought, heat, water ..

Genomics and Personal Genomics

Genome refers to the genetic material of an organism and it comprises of DNA (or RNA in RNA viruses). It offers a blueprint for an organism’s structure and function and has all information necessary for life. Study of genome is called genomics. One of the basic disciplines in genomics is Genome sequencing which refers to ..