India, UK-based agency wins ‘Star Trek’ creator’s award

London, August 21

An India and UK headquartered genomics biotech firm is amongst 4 worldwide tasks awarded the $1-million 2020 Roddenberry Prize designed to advance the imaginative and prescient of ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry to higher humanity.

Launched this 12 months within the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, the prize pivoted to interact organisations who demonstrated their agility and innovation on the frontlines of Covid-19.

Global Gene Corp was recognised within the science class for democratising healthcare by genomics by mapping and organising the world’s genomic range.

In the method, the corporate based mostly out of Mumbai and Cambridge was lauded for serving to the world overcome the bias that 80 per cent of all present genomic information come from individuals of European ancestry. — PTI

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