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Genetic Database for Easier Organ Transplantation

April 18, 2016

(Sci Dev Net) – A team of Indian scientists has developed a next-generation sequencing (NGS) method that can assist organ transplants, bone cell marrow donations and stem cell therapy with lowered risk of rejection by the recipient’s body. The team, drawn from the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), Bangalore Medical Services Trust (BMST) and Pacific Biosciences, published their work on sequencing human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes in the March edition of the Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology.

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