New Delhi: The government has plans to set up a National Genomic Grid, which will study genomic data of cancer patients from India, as explained by Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Aswini Kumar Choubey.
It will be in line with the National Cancer Tissue Biobank set up at the Indian Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. The initiative will be taken forward based on the standard operating procedures set by IIT Madras and guidance from ICMR. The grid will have four parts, with the country divided into east, west, north and south. It has the capacity to stock 50,000 genomic samples from cancer patients and also already has samples from 3,000 patients. The government plans to set up the National Genomic Grid in the same style with pan-India collection centres by bringing all cancer treatment institutions on board.