Q) What is genome sequencing? Discuss the advantages India perceives from the Genome India project. (10 marks, 150 words)
जीनोम अनुक्रमण क्या है? जीनोम इंडिया परियोजना से भारत को होने वाले लाभों पर चर्चा करें।
Demand of the Question– This question demands understanding of basics of Biotechnology, especially genome sequencing, its use, advantages and disadvantages along with its implementation in the form of Genome India Project.
Directive Word– What- This requires mentioning the concept of Genome sequence. Discuss- This keyword requires mentioning features of initiative, its importance and advantages.
Structure of the Answer
Intro– Mention the concept of Genome Sequencing, describe using diagrams.
Body– In the first section, state the importance and use of this concept. In the next section, mention the aims and features of the Genome India Project. In the next section, mention the importance and advantages in terms of usability of this project. Provide examples of probable use of the results of this. Also, mention a small section about the threats and concerns about its misuse.
Conclusion– State the importance of such biotech advancements especially Genome Sequencing. Mention how these can be used, along with suggestions of cautious approach to prevent misuse.
Part of Syllabus– GS Paper –3 Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life & Awareness in the fields of bio-technology & Achievements of Indians in science & technology.