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Delhi International Airport Introduces First Kind Of Genome Sequencing Lab Today
Inauguration by Dr. Vinod Paul, member (health) Niti Aayog and chairman, national expert group on vaccine administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC).
Delhi international Airport Introduces First Kind Of Genome Sequencing Lab Today
New Delhi: National Captital international Airport Inaugration of Genome Sequencing Lab Today. The positive samples will be genome sequenced to identify the new mutant variant of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, detected in UK.
Dr Vinod Paul, member (health) Niti Aayog and chairman, national expert group on vaccine administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC) will inaugurate the laboratory on Thursday morning, in the presence of Dr Anurag Agrawal, director, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet.
India had started genome sequencing of Covid-19 positive samples of UK returnees soon after the flights from UK were suspended on December 23, 2020. The total number of persons found to be positive with the new UK variant genome stands at 102 as per Wednesday. The laboratory network, Indian Sars-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium was specifically created for this purpose.
India has begun sequencing the genes of at least 5% of all Covid-19 positive samples in an course to track mutations in the Sars-CoV-2 virus. (Inputs From News Agency)