Indian genetic database offers R&D advances

Imagine a diabetic patient from NewYork being put on a drug regimen distinct from a patient London. Personalized medicine allows tratement to decided on the genetic make up of the individual. Genetically europeans and asians and others have different ways of responding to same treatment genetically

FortunatelyIf Indian researchers have their way, such customised medication based on genetic differences could be a possibility for a range of illnesses.

A consortium of Indian scientists recently completed a genetic database for India, home to one of the world’s most ethnically diverse populations that will allow researchers to understand the genetic predisposition of ethnic groups to diseases. Icelanders are considered for Human genome project because of very less number such diversity

The genetic map will enable global and Indian pharma companies to enhance research on predictive medicine and targeted drugs. Research firm TCG Life Sciences is about to become the first private player to use the database.

The consortium collected data on the genetic codes of over a 1,000 genes from among 15,000 individuals belonging to Indian sub-populations

Another user of the data is the clinical diabetics’ consortium, which aims to identify if there are specific genetic reasons for a particular ethnic group to be predisposed to the disease. It is already known that some cultures are pre disposed to certain diseases so Indian are more prone to heart attack and diabetes and such

The Indian Genome Variation Consortium, a public-private partnership that networks six Council of Indian Scientific and Industrial Research labs and some private software firms, undertook the genetic variation mapping.

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7 Responses

  1. […] Imagine a diabetic patient from NewYork being put on a drug regimen distinct from a patient London. Personalized medicine allows tratement to decided on the genetic make up of the individual…. …more […]

  2. What an amazing consortium. If the US could only get the same collaborative spirit!
    -Steve
    http://www.thegenesherpa.blogspot.com

  3. […] Paul at the Microarray Blog tells us a genetic database for India has been completed. For one of the most populous nations in the world, this is important […]

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  6. As an adoptee with no idea of her genetic history.. this could be a fabulous idea! Also, I wonder if it would assist me in finding my birthmother who gave me up in Gadag-Betgeri’s Basil Mission Hospital in the mid-70’s….

  7. […] Indian genetic database offers R&D advances, July 7, 2007. From Albin Paul at Microarray Blog. Describes the work of The Indian Genome Variation Consortium, including: “data on the genetic codes of over a 1,000 genes from among 15,000 individuals belonging to Indian sub-populations”. […]

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