GA4GH launches ggcINDIA - India's first beacon for genomics data

Q.  What is ggcINDIA?
- Published on 17 Feb 17

a. First beacon for Indian genomics data
b. Online web service on genomics data
c. All of the above
d. None of the above

ANSWER: All of the above
GA4GH launches ggcINDIA - IndiaGlobal Gene Corp and Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) on February 14 launched ggcINDIA, the first ever beacon for Indian genomics data.

The ggcINDIA Beacon will start to address the lack of shared Indian genomics data.

The ggcINDIA becomes the 69th beacon to join the GA4GH Beacon Network.

A beacon is an online web service that allows researchers to determine whether an institution has particular genomic data in its data set.

The aim of the Indian beacon is to address the gap in shared Indian genomics data.

This helps scientists better understand disease and develop more effective drug delivery systems and therapeutics.

Promise of precision medicine can be realised with usable and sharable genomics data, as per Sumit Jamuar, Chairman & CEO of Global Gene Corp.

The CEO of this Cambridge UK based company is also the creator of the ggcINDIA beacon.

The Indian beacon joins those already on the Wellcome Genome Campus supplied by EMBL-EBI and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire.

Global Gene Corp
  • Cambridge-based Global Gene Corp (GCC) is based at the Wellcome Genome Campus.
  • It is co-founded by alumni from the Indian Institute of Technology, Harvard and National University of Singapore.
  • It was founded with the mission to "democratise genomics".

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