Indian Institutes did not participate in the Human Genome Project (HGP). However, in January 2020, the Genome India Project was started by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT). Overall 20 Indian institutes are part of this project, including, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, and some of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT’s). You can read about the IndiGen Genome Project: Aims, Benefits and Challenges in the given link.

Further readings:

  1. Earth Bio-Genome Project (EBP) – An Overview
  2. Genome – Brief Facts

Related Links

Genetic Engineering – Meaning, Applications, Advantages and Challenges

GM Crops – Genetically Modified Crops

Gene-editing (Advantages and Concerns)

Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG)

Atal Innovation Mission (Atal New India Challenge) 

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR]: History, Objectives & Achievements

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