Hyderabad: The Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) inaugurated its first hybrid centre which is the first in the country. It will provide DNA fingerprinting services to the law enforcement, establish DNA diagnostic methods for genetic disorders and provide DNA fingerprinting techniques for authentication of plant species. One of the major functions of this new campus is to provide consultancy services to the medical institution and extend its manpower by initiating training programmes.
The sprawling 20-acre segmented CDFD campus is the first of its kind in the country as it is the first hybrid model that includes research and services that are said to complement one another and spur scientific discoveries.
The equipment within this new campus has been imported and the cost of some of the scientific machines run up to crores of rupees.
The government has taken care to ensure that state-of-the-art technology is being provided to the researches and DNA fingerprinting team.
The country will now have to look to Hyderabad when it comes to advancements in the field of DNA fingerprinting and technology. The event was inaugurated by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology who said, “We are bringing back our scientists and creating a new India, one in which science and technology will hold a prominent place.”...