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Charusat University inks MoU with Institute of Human Genetics for genetic testing and collaborative research

Charusat University inks MoU with Ahmedabad-based Institute of Human Genetics (FRIGE HOUSE) which will provide various facilities to the institute

Charusat University inks MoU with Institute of Human Genetics for genetic testing and collaborative research
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Charusat University inks MoU with Ahmedabad-based Institute of Human Genetics (FRIGE HOUSE) which will provide various facilities to the institute. Under the MoU, various activities including collaborative research, genetic testing for the diagnosis of rare diseases, and educational exchanges will be undertaken at Charusat University as various innovations and activities take place in the field of education.

During the signing of the MoU, Surendra Patel, President of Kelvani Mandal and Charusat, Dr. M C. Patel, Secretary of Matrusanstha-Kelvani Mandal-CHRF, Ashok R Patel and C A Patel, Vice President, Kelavani Mandal, Dr. Pankaj Joshi, Provost , Dr.Devang Joshi, Registrar were present. Dr. Jayesh Seth and Dr. Harsh Seth were present from Ahmedabad-based Institute of Human Genetics (FRIGE HOUSE).

Dr. Jayesh Sethe said that genetic testing for timely diagnosis of various diseases would save the precious lives of patients. Surendrabhai Patel, President, Charusat, said that the agreement would provide advanced genetic training to highly skilled students which are an urgent need of India. In addition, this joint effort will be useful for the quick and accurate diagnosis of a Charusat Hospital patient wherever a patient coming to Charusat Hospital finds a genetic defect.

Charusat has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) as a private university in Gujarat with an 'A' grade. It has been awarded Centre of Excellence (in principle) by Govt. of Gujarat recently.

FRIGE HOUSE, founded by the Human Genome Project, was established in 1996. Since then, the Institute has devoted its entire energy to detecting, understanding and preventing rare diseases that are destroying some communities across India. The first effect was seen in 1997 in a community in Gujarat whose gene was found to cause a rare type of ectodermal dysplasia (called Klenston syndrome).

The FRIGE HOUSE Institute then conducted a number of landmark studies that were merely a by-product of the technical revolution of the Human Genome Project. Currently the FRIGE HOUSE Institute focuses on research-transformation-propaganda. It aims to make a concerted effort to understand, treat and prevent rare genetic diseases in India.

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