Navigation Links
Race Based Genome Project Launched By Mexico

Mexico has launched a race based genome project to determine if a genetic basis exists for its growing health crisis. The goal is to clean insights into genetic differences, believed to be unique// to its population, which may play a key role in chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes and hypertension.

Applied Biosystems (ABI), IBM Health care and Affymetrix with assist the government in sequencing, genotyping and data analysis. The Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genomica (National Genomic Medicine Institute of Mexico) or INMGEN will manage the resulting ‘Mexican HapMap’.

According to Gerardo Jimenez, director of INMEGEN and the new collaboration, INMEGEN will begin by sampling individuals in six remote regions of Mexico to construct a consensus genetic map that fits the entire Mexican mestizo population, a mixture of Europeans and Indians. The first objective is to determine if every block of nucleic acid sequence will be alike for all the Mexican groups. “My own prediction, “says Jimenez” is that we are not going to find huge differences.”

INMEGEN will release newly mined genomic data into the public domain as fast a technology allows, but Jimenez is quick to point out that the measure of the project’s success is not the science, but rather the medicines that come out of it. The close economic and political ties between the two nations lend a degree of legitimacy and accountability to the project, and Jimenez, who is an experienced genomics researcher, is well aware of the social implications of genomics analysis.

INMEGEN’s research will be subject to oversight as well as review by a panel comprising the country’s leading academic bioethics. The genomics project will be managed according to US National Institutes of Health ethical standards. Despite this promising start, some warn that even seemingly airtight laws and scientists best intentions cannot ensure against abuses.

(Source: Nature Biotechology)
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Steps To Improve Quality Of Plant-Based Drugs
2. Cancer hazard Found With Animal-Based Nutrients
3. Prime Minister Manmohan Against Incentive-Based Population Control
4. New Oat And Soy-Based Fat Replacer Launched
5. Record Growth Of Soya-Based Dairy Alternatives Over The Past Year In European Markets
6. Childhood Asthma Can Be Kept Under Control By Cost-Effective Home Based Interventions
7. Home Based Rapid HIV Test Kit to be approved by US – OraQuick Test Ki
8. Web Based Psychotherapy for Depression
9. Relief For British MS Patients: Cannabis-Based Oral Spray
10. Child-friendly initiative For Lead-Based Paint Work: EPA, USA
11. Indian Hospital Recruits UK Based Doctors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Rob Lowe acts as host and helps educate and ... on hiking in American. Viewers can reconnect with America as it explores some of ... Many consumers have looked for an inventive new place for a family vacation, and ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “When the Stars Lead Home”: a poignant story of loss, ... Laura Weigel Douglas, an avid reader who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her ... Green Hills Adventure Camp. She couldn’t be more grateful. , Twelve-year old Tizzy could ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Centennial-based BluSky Restoration Contractors announced ... 14th Annual Clays for Kids fundraiser, to be held Friday, Sept. 22, at ... As part of BluSky’s partnership with The Adoption Exchange, BluSky will also share ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... , ... “Cactus Jack: Against All Odds”: the story of Coach Cactus Jack ... All Odds” is the creation of published author, Walter Hubbard, a retired wildlife and ... third child Jane. Walter. Walter and Jane have three adult children and a ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Last month, representatives from ... employees, and town officials to celebrate the grand opening of the 87,000 square ... as part of its ongoing relationship with RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest health ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/10/2017)... BURNIE, Md. , May 10, 2017 ... retention solutions for the clinical research industry, is proud ... www.CSSiEnroll.com . The new website features both enriched ... overall user experience and enhances the company,s already well-established ... the industry. "After many months of ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... , May 9, 2017  Semler Scientific, Inc. ... technology solutions to improve the clinical effectiveness and ... for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. ... enable our customers to identify when preventive care ... before events like heart attacks or strokes occur," ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... 5, 2017  May is Stroke Awareness Month and ... most important methods to prevent a stroke: monitor and ... Disease Control and Prevention, undetected and uncontrolled hypertension is ... the global leader in personal heart health technology, recently ... heart attack and stroke and is advancing a national ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: