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Developmental Split-Brain syndrome discovery April 12, 2017  An interview with Dr Saumya Jamuar, visiting scientist at Harvard Medical School and co-Chief Scientific Officer of Global Gene Corp, discussing his discovery of the genetic alterations that underlie a newly-described condition known as 'Developmental Split Brain Syndrome'. Please can you describe the new disease entity that you discovered on your quest to map novel human disorders related to...
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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...
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Sanger – ‘Cutting Edge’ November 21, 2016 Prime Minister opened £42M Biodata Innovation Centre and new Sequencing Facility The UK Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May today (21 November) joined key stakeholders from across the life sciences sector to open the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute’s new Bridget Ogilvie Building and the Biodata Innovation Centre at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridge. The Sanger Institute is one of th...
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Cambridge Network – ‘The Next Big Thing’ September 27, 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tK9ea9HmYs&list=PLd4DmnPfuisBxQgoWQ2z_F3-eML01y8Dn Sumit is interviewed after speaking at a Cambridge Network Bioscience event chaired by the Babraham Research Campus CEO Derek Jones - speakers were invited to present 'The Next Big Thing' in their sphere of life science. Source: CambridgeNetwork
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MIT Technology Review July 25, 2016 Colon cancer is less common in India than in the U.S., but it tends to affect younger people and to be more aggressive when it does occur. Indians with colon cancer also have different genetic mutations from the ones affecting patients who have been studied in Western countries, and whose information is the basis of most published data on the disease. A vegetarian diet may help explain the over...