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Times of India June 29, 2017 MoU signed to boost Singapore's precision medicine initiative SINGAPORE: National Supercomputing Center (NSCC) Singapore and the Singapore government-backed Global Gene Corp (GGC) recently signed an agreement to bolster the country's genomics-driven precision medicine initiative. The colaboration will help GGC deliver "the first ever genomic beacon for Indian population", the company said. ...
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Genome Web June 26, 2017   Capturing Diversity Most of the world's sequenced genomes come from people of European ancestry, but BBC News reports Global Gene Corp. is hoping to capture the genetic diversity of India. The company also plans to expand to other world regions currently underrepresented in genomic databases, it adds. "We realized that with the power and possibility of genomics and precision medicine,...
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BBC News June 22, 2017 The power of a billion: India's genomics revolution Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare? India is the land of inventors and industry, spices and spirituality - and 1.3 billion human genomes. But although the subcontinent contributes around 20% of the world's population, the DNA sequences of its people...
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Developmental Split-Brain syndrome discovery April 12, 2017  An interview with Dr Saumya Jamuar, visiting scientist at Harvard Medical School, conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) Please can you describe the new disease entity that you discovered on your quest to map novel human disorders related to brain development? Our group describes a new entity, which we refer to as “Developmental Split-Brain syndrome” which we discovered affected four...
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First Indian genomics beacon launched to address gap in shared Indian genomics data February 21, 2017  Global Gene Corp and GA4GH (Global Alliance for Genomics and Health) are delighted to announce the launch of ggcINDIA, the first ever beacon for Indian genomics data. This Beacon joins those already on the Wellcome Genome Campus supplied by EMBL-EBI and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Inaugurated by His Excellency, Mr Dinesh Patnaik, Deputy High Commissioner of India to the UK, at the ...
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Building A UK Base Means Access To The Top Talent February 20, 2017 Sumit Jamuar, co-founder of Global Gene Corp, talks about the business potential of the genome and what three things companies need for research and development to thrive in the UK. What’s your business background? I’m a chemical engineer by way of training; I studied at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. I’ve spent time working for Mckinsey [in management consultancy] and at Lloyds...
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The Hindu February 17, 2017 Three-nation project to close gaps in Indian gene data Mumbai-based firm ties up with British initiative that creates online service to allow researchers to find and share genomic data With genomics medicine — which uses the knowledge of an individual’s genetic make-up to provide targeted clinical care — developing fast, the gathering and sharing of genetic data worldwide has become more and ...
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Indian tech entrepreneur on mission to democratise healthcare February 10, 2017  LONDON: A leading Indian tech entrepreneur has decided to invest in a UK-based genomics data platform company to "democratise precision healthcare" and help pharmaceuticals develop targeted therapeutics. Ambarish Mitra, well known as the co-founder and CEO of Blippar - an augmented reality and computer vision based AI application platform - will invest in the Cambridge-based Global Gene Cor...
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Diversity In Genomic Data February 9, 2017 96 percent of the world’s genetic data is from white people — here’s how we change that Genuinely paradigm-shifting achievements don’t come along every day, year or, heck — even every decade. The Human Genome Project, however, was one notable exception to that rule. Decoding the genome in the early-2000s was a game changer. It wasn’t as immediately wondrous as the Moon landing, or as imme...
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Blippar’s Ambarish Mitra invests in Global Gene Corp February 7, 2017 NEW DELHI: Ambarish Mitra, co-founder and CEO of augmented reality and computer vision based AI application platform Blippar, announced on Tuesday that he is leading a consortium that is investing in Global Gene Corp – a Cambridge UK based genomics data platform that is looking to "democratise precision healthcare." Mitra believes Global Gene Corp - valued at US$36.9 million at the time of t...