Alumnus Lipi Thukral comments on India’s genomics budget push
"Lipi Thukral, a computational structural biologist at the IGIB, sees the DBT’s goal of creating a genomics hub as an opportunity for India to enter the emerging field of precision medicine, which uses genomic, physiological and other data to tailor treatments to the individual. Achieving that will require clinicians to gather extensive data and to interact better with academics to analyse the data, says Thukral. To succeed, the strategy will also need a feedback mechanism between the biotech corporate sector and academic institutions, policies to protect scientists undertaking high-risk, high-reward research and a reorientation of academia towards more industry-relevant research, she adds."
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