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India invests heavily in genomics research

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7286.576/a (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:576
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    India's health ministry has pledged £13.3m ($20m) for medical genomics research over the next five years. Its decision has provoked controversy, coming in the same month that the budget cut funding for the country's malaria and leprosy control programmes.

    The Indian Council of Medical Research will use the funds to support genomics research projects and to set up departments for molecular medicine and …

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