IITKGP to launch Genomics Study for Engineering Beginners

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IIT Kharagpur has launched an ambitious program to encourage beginners of undergraduate engineering courses at the Institute to enroll for Genomics Study.

Genomics is the branch of molecular biology concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes which contain DNA information. Genomics is helping researchers discover why some people get sick from certain infections, environmental factors, and behaviors, while others do not. Genomics includes the scientific study of complex diseases such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes, and cancer because these diseases are typically caused more by a combination of genetic and environmental factors than by individual genes. Genomics is offering new possibilities for therapies and treatments for some complex diseases, as well as new diagnostic methods. 

To engage the best and brightest young engineering minds in biology research particularly in genomics and genome engineering IIT Kharagpur is going