In Siberia, proposed to create a national center for genetic technologies

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Institute of Cytology and genetics (ICG SB RAS) initiated the creation of the establishment of a National center for genetic technologies, which would have worked in Russia in the interests of the life Sciences, reports in Friday’s edition of Russian Academy of Sciences «Science in Siberia».

«First of all we want on one platform to a full range of modern research technologies to enable a fundamental study of genetic systems and processes in humans, animals, plants and microorganisms at the base of the hierarchical levels of organization of living systems: molecular, genetic, cellular, tissue, organismic, population, ecosystem», — are reported words of the Director of the Institute Alexei Kochetov.

According to him, within the framework of the Center for genetic technology could be scientific and innovative work until the full cycle projects, culminating in the introduction of new agricultural, bio — medical, environmental technologies are world class. The projects can be of different level of focus – from the receipt of potatoes from a given quantity of starch to change the composition of milk of domestic animals and genome editing, which makes the human body immune to the virus of immunodeficiency.

The scientist noted that the project involving focus on achieving technological leadership of Russia in the application of genetic technologies is fully consistent with the priorities of the strategy of scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation, the may decree of the President of this year «On the national goals and strategic objectives development of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2024» and the program of re-industrialization of the economy of Novosibirsk region.

On a plan of experts of the Institute, the establishment of the Center for genetic technology, which physically will be located in Akademgorodok district of Novosibirsk and the village of Krasnoobsk, involves the construction of several new buildings, attracting approximately 300 new employees. The total investment in the establishment of the Centre previously estimated at 21 billion rubles. It is assumed that the direction of the development of CGT will determine the research coordination Council, the operational management will be engaged in Executive management.

Federal research center Institute of Cytology and genetics SB RAS is the largest scientific research center in Russia, conducting research in almost all areas of General, molecular, medical and agricultural genetics, cell biology, genetic basis of biotechnology, bioinformatics and system biology. The ICG includes a laboratory building, vivarium, centre for the study of fur-bearing and farm animals, two clinics, nearly 30 thousand hectares of farmland.

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