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                                                  There were nearly 70 participants from across the country and overseas.They narrated their stories and the speakers addressed how parenting is transforming and adapting during the pandemic, what are the challenges faced at home by kids of various age groups, and how to build empathy among the future generation for a better world.The 90-minutes discussion also delved into the concerns of children with special needs at home.The session saw participation from teenagers, their parents, and teachers who described their lockdown experience, and discussed the pros and cons of online education.
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DBT-CDFD to undertake a genomic study on COVID-19
The DBT’s Centre for
DNA Fingerprinting and
Diagnostics (DBT-CDFD)
has proposed to undertake
a genomic study on the
ongoing outbreak of
COVID-19 in India. This
study is being coordinated
by National Institute of
Biomedical Genomics
(NIBMG), along with
active participation from
DBT-CDFD, DBT-National
Centre for Biological
Sciences (NCBS), DBT-Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (InStem), DBT-National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) and DBT-Institute of Life Sciences (ILS). CDFD proposes to do a prospective study to sequence the SARS-CoV-2 genome from individuals testing positive for the infection. Efforts pertaining to sequencing of viral genomes from different parts of the country have been initiated under this programme.
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                                                 Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics

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