CSIR-IGIB Partners with Genique for Genomic Applications in Rare Genetic Diseases

posted Dec 26, 2018, 1:57 AM by Vinod Scaria   [ updated Dec 26, 2018, 1:58 AM ]
Though rare genetic diseases are individually rare and encompass a spectrum of over 7000 diseases, together they amount to a significant number in the population. It is estimated that over 300 million people suffer from one or other rare genetic disease in the world. India shares a significant proportion of this, with estimates that it is home to over 30 million people with rare genetic diseases. Without a national programme for genetic diseases, and neonatal screening, many of the diseases remain undiagnosed. The diversity in social, cultural and marriage practices wuld also mean that many diseases run in families/communities, in some times significantly impairing the social function of the families, apart from the large economic and emotional burden these families/communities go through.

Addressing the problem of Genetic Diseases in India requires concerted efforts involving patients, clinicians researchers and industry.
CSIR IGIB signed an agreement with Genique Lifesciences to develop Genomics solutions for Genetic Diseases