Genomics - Powering Healthcare Transformation

Over the last decade, genomic medicine has acquired a prominent position within clinical medicine, making strong inroads into oncology (cancer), cardiology, neurology and other areas of medical science. It has played an instrumental role in the study of various infectious and rare diseases by providing new diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic options.

Notable attempts have been made in India over the last 10 years to improve genomics applications, such as the development of a malaria vaccine by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGB) (ICGEB).

Since 2013, more than US$4 billion has been invested by the governments of at least 14 countries in setting up national genomic medicine programs to translate genomic discoveries and observations from centers of excellence to mainstream medical practice.

Since 2013, more than US$4 billion has been invested by the governments of at least 14 countries in setting up national genomic medicine programs to translate genomic discoveries and observations from centers of excellence to mainstream medical practice.

Fast-growing emerging economies such as India are providing fertile ground for the steady growth of medical solutions based on genomics. Genetic research in India has developed over the last 10 years by leaps and bounds that can be recognised by the proliferation of genomic databases, such as the Indian Genetic Disease Database (IGDD) Index-DB, to name a few.

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