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The knowledge and understanding acquired from genomics research can be applied in a number of different settings, including medicine, biotechnology and social sciences. Elaborate.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

6. The knowledge and understanding acquired from genomics research can be applied in a number of different settings, including medicine, biotechnology and social sciences. Elaborate. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Down to Earth

Why the question: Access to genomic technologies needs to be expanded, especially for low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), according to a report by the World Health Organization’s Science Council.

Key Demand of the question: To write about the various applications of genomics research.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining genomics.

Body:

First, write about the various applications of genomics – Medical applications, Medical applications, Social science applications. Cite examples to substantiate with examples.

Next, write about the steps needed to promote genomics research in India.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.