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Genetic Profiling

Why is it in the news?

  • The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is employing genetic profiling to compile details about elephants into a national database, aiding in conservation efforts and wildlife management.
  • WII, an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, focuses on advancing wildlife research, education, and conservation within the country.

More about the news

  • The utilization of genetic profiling in wildlife conservation helps in understanding genetic diversity, population dynamics, and the overall health of species, aiding in effective conservation strategies.
  • By analysing genetic profiles of elephants, conservationists can identify individuals, track movement patterns, assess genetic relatedness, and devise conservation measures tailored to specific populations.
  • Genetic profiling offers valuable insights into the genetic makeup of wildlife populations, contributing to their preservation and long-term survival amidst environmental challenges and human activities.
About Genetic Profiling

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Genetic profiling involves gathering information about changes in specific genes, gene expression, or chromosomes within cells or tissues of an organism.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 It can indicate an individual’s predisposition to certain diseases or conditions, as well as the likelihood of passing on these traits to offspring.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The process is utilized in medical contexts for diagnosing diseases, planning treatment strategies, and monitoring treatment effectiveness.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 In forensic science, genetic profiling plays a crucial role in identifying individuals based on DNA evidence, commonly used in criminal investigations and paternity testing.


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