As the threat of Omicron’s entry into India looms large, The State of Karnataka has setup Regional laboratory for Genome sequencing in Belagavi and other three cities to identify the new variant that has triggered panic across the world.
The process of setting up of four genome-sequencing laboratories at the Belagavi Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS), Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences, Mysore Medical College and the Bowring Institute of Medical Science has been completed and the centres likely to start receiving samples later this week.
Genome Sequencing is the process of determining the entirety, or nearly the entirety, of the DNA sequence of an organism’s genome at a single time.
As per officials response to The Indian Express, Equipment has been sent to these colleges. They are expected to receive the samples this week.