Category: Genetics

June 19, 2022 0

Inherited heart disease in children


The estimated number of children to be born with a heart defect in India is more than two lakh per year. Though about 85 to 95 percent of these children survive into adulthood due to better surgical and non-surgical techniques, they need to understand heritability and passing on of the disease to the next generation when they enter into the reproductive age group.

December 5, 2020 0

COVID-19: Behind the scenes genetics


Recently, four drugs being used experimentally for the treatment of COVID-19 have been disapproved by World Health Organization, declaring them to be ineffective.

March 6, 2020 0

Importance of assessing BRCA risk


Presently there are no specific guidelines for using Next Generation Sequencing for risk assessment, diagnosis or disease management. NGS has evolved as a major game-changer in the treatment of cancers.

February 7, 2020 0

Clinical impact of Population-specific genomic data


The demographic profile of the South Asian region is complex, with over 5,000 anthropologically defined groups. Figuring out how these groups differ from each other by studying their genetics can truly enable better healthcare.