IndiGen programme aims to undertake whole genome sequencing of a thousand Indian individuals representing diverse ethnic groups from India.
The objective is to create a pilot dataset to enable genetic epidemiology of carrier genetic diseases towards enabling affordable carrier screening approaches in India. We also hope to mine allele frequencies for genetic variants for estimating population scale prevalence for diverse clinical applications. The human genome data sets would also be utilized for prioritizing Pharmacogenomics variants specific for Indian population for optimizing therapy and minimizing adverse events.
IndiGen is funded by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) India through grant MLP1809
Did you Know ?
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.