About Genomics for Public Health in India (IndiGen) programme

IndiGen programme aims to undertake whole genome sequencing of thousands of individuals representing diverse ethnic groups from India. The objective is to enable genetic epidemiology and develop public health technologies applications using population genome data.

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Learn more about Genomics and how Genomic technologies has started impacting lives

Participate in the IndiGen Programme

There are multiple opportunities to participate in the programme. Learn more on the ways you could participate and contribute

Idea Challenge

Starting May 01, 2019

Celebrating 10 years of the First Indian Genome

The First Indian Genome was announced on 8th of December 2009. To this effect, an announcement was made in the Indian Parliament by Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science and Technology on Sequencing of the first human genome in India.

Read more about our journey in Genomics in the last decade impacting human lives.

Population-scale Genomics - Enabling Precision Public Health

The current excitement for affordable genomics technologies and national precision medicine initiatives marks a turning point in worldwide healthcare practices. The last decade of global population sequencing efforts has defined the enormous extent of genetic variation in the human population resulting in insights into differential disease burden and response to therapy within and between populations.
Sivadas A, Scaria V*Population-scale genomics—Enabling precision public healthAdvances in Genetics (Academic Press) (2019) https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.adgen.2018.09.001[ResearchGate]

South Asian Genomes and Exomes


SAGE compiles one of the most comprehensive searchable resource for allele frequencies across genomes and exomes sequenced from South Asia
Hariprakash JM, Vellarikkal SK, Verma A, Ranawat AS, Jayarajan R, Ravi R, Kumar A, Dixit V, Sivadas A, Kashyap AK, Senthivel V, Sehgal P, Mahadevan V, Scaria V,* and Sivasubbu S*SAGE: a comprehensive resource of genetic variants integrating South Asian whole genomes and exomesDatabase (2018) Vol. 2018: article ID bay080; doi:10.1093/database/bay080

Events Calendar

Apr 13-15, 2019 International Conference on Rare & Undiagnosed Diseases: Addressing Patient Needs for Rare Disorders in India @ Delhi April 24th,2019 IndiGen Outreach @ Vinoba Bhave University @ Hazaribagh Jharkhand Jul 20, 2019 Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics @ Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry

IndiGen programme is funded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India

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