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RT-PCR is now considered the gold standard for diagnosis of the coronavirus disease.(AP)

Plans afoot to set up megalabs in four states to strengthen surveillance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:27 AM IST
The entire sequencing process will not cost more than Rs 2,000 per sample and can be easily implemented by state governments, Dr. Agarwal said. In comparison, a patient pays Rs 2,400 for an RT-PCR test at a private laboratory in Delhi.
Scientists at two government-run laboratories said they have completed the sequencing of genomes of 1,008 healthy individuals under a project, aimed at providing Indian patients personalised treatment for diseases such as cancer.(Representative Image)
Scientists at two government-run laboratories said they have completed the sequencing of genomes of 1,008 healthy individuals under a project, aimed at providing Indian patients personalised treatment for diseases such as cancer.(Representative Image)

Genome sequencing to help in personalised cancer treatment

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 01:42 AM IST
Genome sequencing is the process of figuring out the order of DNA nucleotides, or bases, in a genome [genetic material of an organism].
Rapid strides in medical science and technology over the past two decades have put the once-elusive 100-year life firmly within our grasp.(HT File Photo)
Rapid strides in medical science and technology over the past two decades have put the once-elusive 100-year life firmly within our grasp.(HT File Photo)

Thanks to science, 100-year life firmly within our grasp

New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 02:36 PM IST
According to research published earlier this year in Nature, there are about 500,000 people aged 100 years and above in the world, and the number is going to almost double every decade. There is no limit to longevity.
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