Indian Genome / Personal Genome Sequencing @ CSIR-IGIB

The Indian Genome Announcement



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.

Collaborating Laboratories




Research Article

Patowary A,Purkanti R, Singh M, Chauhan RK, Bhartiya D, Dwivedi OP, Chauhan G, Bharadwaj D, Sivasubbu S*,Scaria V*
Systematic analysis and functional annotation of variations in the genome of an Indian individual
Human Mutation (2012)  Jul;33(7):1133-40. 
doi: 10.1002/humu.22091. Epub 2012 Apr 16. [Genome Browser]

Press Release

CSIR scientists map first human genome in India Press Trust of India - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
Vice President congratulates CSIR scientists for decoding human genome in India
Press Information Bureau (press release) - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎

Excerpts from the Press Release

8th Dec 2009
CSIR scientist at IGIB, Delhi declared success in decoding the sequence of an anonymous healthy Indian citizen. The Human Genome has 3.1 billion basepairs. The team at IGIB generated data using next generation sequencing technology. This next-generation sequencing technology enables massively parallel sequencing of millions of genomic fragments of 76 base pairs, which are then mapped back to the reference human genome. This humongous exercise was made possible with the CSIR Supercomputing facility at IGIB.
Indian Genome in Press

After human genome sequence, scientist duo looks ahead
Indian Express - ‎Dec 9, 2009‎
They have taken India to the elite club of countries that have successfully sequenced the human genome. But for Vinod Scaria and Sridhar Sivasubbu — the two ...

'Genome sequencing can be applied in clinical setting'
Times of India - Prashanth Gn - ‎Dec 9, 2009‎
BANGALORE: The man behind India's genome sequencing of a 52-year-old Jharkhand resident is understandably elated. It is the first time ever that Indian ...

Genome Patri
Times of India - ‎Dec 9, 2009‎
It took the US Human Genome Project more than a decade and $500 million to sequence genes drawn from several volunteers. A team of Indian scientists at the ...

Scientists decode human genome for the first time in India
Xinhua - Han Jingjing - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
NEW DELHI, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Indian scientists claimed they have successfully decoded the human genome for the first time in India, a breakthrough which ...

India joins select club of 6, decodes human genome
Hindustan Times - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
Indian researchers have achieved a major feat: they have sequenced the entire genome of a human being, a 52-year-old Indian male. Only five other countries ...

India maps genome, joins elites
Daily News & Analysis - Vineeta Pandey - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
New Delhi: How about knowing in advance the diseases you might get? What medicines would suit you for blood pressure or diabetes? What is in your genes? ...

Indian gene experts pave way for future medicines
India Today - Savita Verma - ‎Dec 10, 2009‎
Imagine giving your blood sample and getting to know what all diseases you may be susceptible to and what precautions you need to take to avoid their ...

A giant step
Deccan Herald - ‎Dec 10, 2009‎
The success of Indian scientists in decoding the human genome is an important step towards deciphering the biological destiny of individuals. ...

India decodes first human genome, joins elite nations TheMedGuru - ‎Dec 9, 2009‎ by Kangna Agarwal - December 9, 2009 New Delhi, December 9 -- In what is being regarded as a 'path breaking' achievement, it is the first time in history ... Indian scientists decode human genome: Prithviraj Chauhan India Business Blog (blog) - ‎Dec 9, 2009‎
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India has successfully mapped the human genome that will help develop effective drug development in the country, an achievement that ...

India enters elite genome club
Deccan Herald - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
A 52-year-old man from Jharkhand has become the first Indian, whose entire genome has been mapped, giving vital clues to scientists on the susceptibility of ...

CSIR sequences human genome
The Hindu - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has added yet another feather to its cap. Scientists at the Council's New Delhi-based Institute of ...

It's here: India's first human genome sequence
Chandigarh Tribune - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
A team of scientists of the CSIR today declared success in decoding the genome sequencing of an Indian citizen, a move that opens vistas for low-cost health ...

First time in India, CSIR scientists complete human genome sequencing
Central Chronicle - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
In a major development that could considerably boost life expectancy and disease diagnostics in India, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ...

CSIR completes first ever human genome decoding in India
domain-B - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
Scientists at the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi, a unit of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), ...

CSIR scientists map first human genome in India
Press Trust of India - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
New Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) A team of scientists of the CSIR today declared success in decoding the genome sequencing of an Indian citizen, a move that opens ...


Vice President congratulates CSIR scientists for decoding human genome in India
Press Information Bureau (press release) - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has congratulated the scientists of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) working at ...

India maps first Human Genome Sequence
Expressindia.com - ‎Dec 9, 2009‎
New Delhi Using as little as 10 millilitres of blood from a “healthy 52-year-old-man”, scientists at the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology ...

India maps human genome
Times of India - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
NEW DELHI: India has successfully mapped the human genome that will help develop effective drug development in the country, an achievement that puts the ...

India breaks into elite science club
Livemint - Jacob P. Koshy - ‎Dec 8, 2009‎
New Delhi: India has joined an elite group of six countries which have successfully decoded the human genome indigenously. The discovery, which was ...

Human Genome Sequencing decoded in India
Health Newstrack - Poonam Singhal - ‎Dec 10, 2009‎
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has achieved completion of first ever Human Genome Sequencing in India. ...

Indian scientists decode human genome: Prithviraj Chauhan
Bombay News - ‎Dec 9, 2009‎
New Delhi, Dec 9 : Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Prithviraj Chauhan has said that Indian scientists have decoded human genome for the ...