CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) with its rich expertise in the area of genomics and a wide network of clinical partners across the country has embarked on a unique outreach programme, to enable equitable access to genetic testing for frequent genetic diseases. This programme aims to provide a platform for clinicians to tap into the rich and varied expertise of CSIR-IGIB in disease genomics to solve clinical problems. The Institute brings to table its pioneering expertise in genomics in the country, demonstrated over almost a decade through the Indian Genome variation project, the sequencing of first Indian personal genome and ongoing clinical genomics efforts in rare and common diseases with a large number of public and private healthcare institutions in the country. Through this effort, we make available this in-house expertise to a larger community of clinicians to enable precise diagnosis and prognostication of genetic diseases in India.

Who benefits from this programme
A number of patients from across the country benefits from the programme. See the current referral statistics here.

Referring us a case
If you are a consultant, referring a patient for genomic analysis is quite simple. You could just fill up the online referral letter to let us know. We would get back with instructions on how to collect the samples and process it. [more]

Genomic tests available

  • We have presently a comprehensive offering of more than 80 genes which encompass a variety of genetic diseases and are working hard to improve upon the diseases and conditions covered under the programme.[more]

    Recently added tests can be found below
  • Genetic testing for Tuberous Sclerosis Tuberous sclerosis is a rare disease which characterized by the growth of numerous benign tumours in different parts of the body. The tumours largely arise in the skin, brain, kidneys ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2016, 2:49 AM by Vinod Scaria
  • Genetic screening of Lamellar Icthyosis Credits:This test was developed as part of the CSIR800 project of Shruti Kapoor at as part of her PhD programme at Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)Lamellar ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 7:19 AM by Vinod Scaria
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News and Updates

  • Genomics for Clinicians - Jaipur 2016 Who should attend ?Clinicians, Clinical Geneticists, Medical Students and researchers interested in genomics and clinical application of genomics.Date: 14th August  2016 (Sunday)Venue: SDMH Hospital, JaipurFind more Information ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2016, 12:43 AM by Vinod Scaria
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Impact Stories

  • Uncovering the Hidden Burden of Rare Genetic Diseases in India The DiseaseSpinocerebellar ataxias (SCA) are a group a rare neurological disorder characterised by abnormalities in the gait and movement. This rare genetic disease occurs at an estimated prevalence of ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2016, 5:32 AM by Vinod Scaria
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Genomics for Understanding Rare Disease, India Alliance Network (GUaRDIAN), is a large clinical collaborative network from across India trying to integrate genomics in clinical practice towards enabling Precision Medicine in India in the area of genetic diseases.


GOMED is funded by the 
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India through Fast Track Translation Project (FTT) Grants. The project was initiated through Grant OLP1120 (GOMED)