The diversity of Indians and of our environment requires a large-scale study of human genomes specific to our lifestyle and how this impacts health disease patterns. The mission will make use of healthy and diseases samples to understand the impact of nature and nurture on health. the primary goal of the mission is to construct comprehensive reference maps of genomes and to understand the dynamics of how exposure to different environments impact our bodies.
The mission will focus on the genomic study of populations of humans to identify and unravel the genetic basis and prevalence of rare and inherited diseases. The outcome will help simulate better diagnosis and treatment that can feed into the health care system of the country.