Parikshit Nirbhay, Amar Ujala, New Delhi.
Published by: Yogesh Sahu
Friday, 17 December 2021 6:34 AM Updated to IS
In a country where it takes almost a year to vaccinate an entire population, you can imagine what the situation would be like if the majority of the population in that country had to undergo genome sequencing. Currently, more than 100 models reach the largest lab in the country every day. Scientists say duty has been going on for 16-16 hours for the past three weeks.
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People still do not understand, which is why this challenge of ours is growing more and more. If Omicron joins the community, it is not in our system to sequence everyone’s gene. This is about the scientists working in Pune, the largest National Institute of Virology (NIV) in the country.
Since the last week of November, these scientists, who have been engaged in night and day genome sequencing, have been delivering samples not only from Maharashtra but also from 12 states and wearing PPE kits inside the lab, taking these samples out of -20 degrees. Start boxing and its sequencing.
Work increased fivefold in three weeks
- Scientists say that in the last three weeks, work has increased almost fivefold. Previously there were 20 to 30 samples per day for genome sequencing, but now that number is growing to over 120. Apart from Maharashtra, models are also coming from Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.
- The sample takes several hours to prepare, and then sequencing takes place on the machine, which was purchased only in March last year.