ABOUT THE CLIENT
When the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) was established in 2000, the science of genomics was still in its infancy. Since then, genomics has proved its relevance to all aspects of biology and medicine. It is now possible to sequence entire populations and communities, resolve organs at the single-cell level, and develop treatments guided by genomic data. We are now able to edit genomes at will, synthesise chromosomes, and perform complex experiments in silico by harnessing the ever-growing reservoir of public-access data.
Genome Institute of Singapore
The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) is the national flagship programme for the genomic sciences in Singapore. It was established in June 2000, and initially known as the Singapore Genomics Programme. GIS houses over 300 scientists, trainees and staff. The major technical platforms of high throughput sequencing, molecular cytogenetics, bioinformatics, single cell genomics, high throughput/ content screening and genome engineering have been integrated with programmes in molecular and cellular biology, computational biology and human genetics.
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