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INSACOG to make genome sequencing portal open to public

The entire genome sequencing portal of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) will soon be opened to the general public, people familiar with the matter said — a move that will help analysts, journalists, and scientists track the variants causing Covid-19 cases

The current surge of Covid-19 infections is not driven by Omicron sub-variants BA.4 or BA.5, as BA.2 is still the dominant sub-variant in the country. (PTI)
The current surge of Covid-19 infections is not driven by Omicron sub-variants BA.4 or BA.5, as BA.2 is still the dominant sub-variant in the country. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2022 02:15 AM IST

Consortium unveiled by govt to study TB cases across country

Genome sequencing has picked up after a network of 38 laboratories was created under INSACOG (Indian SARS-CoV -2 Genomics Consortium) for the purpose of studying variations in SARS-Cov-2

New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya speaks in the Lok Sabha during the second part of the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo/Sansad TV) (ANI)
New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya speaks in the Lok Sabha during the second part of the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo/Sansad TV) (ANI)
Updated on Mar 25, 2022 01:00 AM IST

5 private labs get govt approval to conduct genome sequencing

Experts have suggested private labs can be roped into the genome surveillance process, which will help in improving epidemiological vigil.

A technician uses a pipette while preparing test samples inside a Covid-19 genome sequencing laboratory at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in New Delhi. (Bloomberg)
A technician uses a pipette while preparing test samples inside a Covid-19 genome sequencing laboratory at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in New Delhi. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Feb 24, 2022 01:27 AM IST

Genome checks for Covid patients in Delhi hospitals

At present, only samples from Covid-19 patients with severe symptoms and those with a history of international travel are sent for genotyping in the city.

A man gets a Covid-19 test in Delhi.
A man gets a Covid-19 test in Delhi.
Published on Jan 30, 2022 02:00 AM IST

Bihar's first genome sequencing establishment becomes functional

To help timely detection of Omicron variant, Bihar's genome sequencing facility has become operational. 

Nitish Kumar was talking to reporters at the IGIMS Hospital where he inspected the newly established molecular genetic laboratory and the launch of vaccination for adolescents aged 15 years and above
Nitish Kumar was talking to reporters at the IGIMS Hospital where he inspected the newly established molecular genetic laboratory and the launch of vaccination for adolescents aged 15 years and above
Published on Jan 03, 2022 03:31 PM IST
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