CSIR's 'Phenome India' Project Hits Target with 10k Samples

  • 05 Jun 2024

On 3rd June, 2024, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) announced the successful conclusion of the first phase of the 'Phenome India’ Project.

Key Points

  • Phenome India-CSIR Health Cohort Knowledgebase (PI-CheCK) was launched on 7th December 2023.
  • It aims to assess risk factors in non-communicable (cardio-metabolic) diseases within the Indian populace.
  • This unique initiative has already enrolled nearly 10,000 participants, who have volunteered to provide comprehensive health data.
  • These participants include CSIR employees, pensioners, and their spouses from across 17 states and 24 cities.
  • The collected data encompasses a wide range of parameters, including clinical questionnaires, lifestyle and dietary habits, anthropometric measurements, imaging/scanning data, and extensive biochemical and molecular data.
  • The project exemplifies CSIR's commitment to advancing precision medicine through Predictive, Personalized, Participatory, and Preventive healthcare.
  • By generating a comprehensive phenome database tailored to the Indian population, the project aims to catalyze similar initiatives across the country, thereby ensuring that risk prediction algorithms are more accurate and representative of India's diverse genetic and lifestyle landscape.