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Indian Government to Unveil Bioinformatics Policy Next Year

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (GenomeWeb News) - India's central government intends to unveil its bioinformatics policy in February 2005, according to Indian newspaper The Hindu.


At a brainstorming meeting today in Hyderabad, Department of Biotechnology Secretary MK Bhan said there was a lack of skilled workers in the bioinformatics segment, and the department is aiming to bring together industry and government officials and academicians to solve the problem.


According to India's Financial Express, the Department of Biotechnology has established a network of 61 bioinformatics centers across the country.

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