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Question
With reference to IndiGen programme, consider the following statements:

1. It aims to encourage development of indigenous defence technology.
2. It is funded by DRDO (Defence Research Development Organisation)

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution


Statement 1 Incorrect: Genomics for Public Health in India (IndiGen) programme aims to undertake whole genome sequencing of a thousand Indian individuals representing diverse ethnic groups from India. Its objective is to create a pilot data set to enable genetic epidemiology of carrier genetic diseases towards enabling affordable carrier screening approaches in India.

Statement 2 Incorrect: It is funded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) which is the largest research and development (R&D) organization in India under Ministry of Science and Technology. Its objective is to create a pilot dataset to enable genetic epidemiology of carrier genetic diseases towards enabling affordable carrier screening approaches in India.

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