ILS-Bhubaneswar To Conduct Genome Sequencing For New Virus Strain

Bhubaneswar: The Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar is among the five national-level research laboratories in the country, that will carry out genome sequencing of mutated strain of identified in the UK, said Ajay Parida, Director of ILS.

The Centre had decided to intensify screening to prevent spread of the mutated strain of SARS-CoV-2 in India.

The other institutes are Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, National Institute of Virology Pune and InStem-NCBS, Bangalore.

Sources said all incoming passengers will be subjected to RT-PCR test followed by genome sequencing of all postive cases, as per the Centre’s guidelines regarding the mutant strain.


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