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Genomics: A new area of healthcare that helps predict diseases in advance

Genetic makeup, which also helps in prescribing the most apt nutrition and medication, is even being widely used in sports

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Yuvraj Malik Bengaluru
A simple insight into the genome composition of human beings is ushering in a new era of medicine and healthcare. Scientist have, over the past two decades, figured out that a person’s genetic makeup is the key to understanding, among other things, the diseases he may acquire in the future, the best suited nutritional foods, medication that will work, and even potential illnesses his or her offspring may acquire. 

India certainly did not have the early mover advantage in this area, but there has been a renewed interest in this space of late, mostly driven by start-ups and research bodies

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First Published: Feb 26 2019 | 12:29 PM IST

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