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NEW YORK – The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in India recently announced the whole-genome sequencing of a thousand individuals from different populations.

The project, called IndiGen, aims to better understand genetic diversity around the South Asian country, while helping to inform clinical applications. Following the completion of its pilot phase, its next plan is to scale the program to 20,000 genomes, according to Sridhar Sivasubbu, a principal scientist at the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in New Delhi.

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