IAS Current affairs - INSACOG


About the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG):

  • The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) is a collaboration between the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), in collaboration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
  • It’s a group of 28 national laboratories working together to track SARS-CoV-2 genetic changes.
  • It conducts full genome sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus across the country to aid in the understanding of the virus’s distribution and evolution.
  • INSACOG also seeks to focus on sequencing of clinical samples to understand the illness dynamics and severity.

Source: THE HINDU.