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Genetic Testing Surge: Empowering India's Health Revolution



  Nov 30, 2023

The Growing Trend of Genetic Testing in India



Genetic testing is revolutionizing healthcare in India, increasingly used for various health concerns, from cancer detection to pregnancy risk assessment.

Overview:

Applications: The tests are popular for detecting early signs of cancer, assessing prenatal health risks, and understanding individual health profiles like food intolerance or disease susceptibility.

Expansion in India:

Rising Sector: The field has seen growth with about 20 genetic testing labs and 50 startups, aided by advancing technologies and increased awareness.

Affordability and Accessibility: Improvements in technology have made genetic tests more accessible and affordable to a broader population.

Significance:

Health Risk Insights: These tests provide crucial insights into the likelihood of developing specific conditions or diseases, guiding preventive healthcare measures.

Empowerment through Knowledge: The availability of genetic information empowers individuals to make more informed decisions about their health and lifestyle.

This surge in genetic testing marks a shift towards personalized medicine and preventive healthcare, leveraging genetic knowledge for better health outcomes.


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