Belarus and Russia will create common DNA data Bank
The joint program of Russia and Belarus "DNA identification" can be implemented in the next two years, reports ej.by.
The program provides for the creation of genetic data of the population of the two countries to identify the geographical, national characteristics of people in terms of perception of medicines. State Secretary of the Union state of Russia and Belarus Grigory Rapota explained that there is a certain regional or ethnic predestination - intolerance or inefficiency of drugs, or individual predisposition to heart attack, diabetes, hypertension, and others.
In addition, investigative agencies are interested in creating a Bank of DNA data, which need this information to solve crimes, identify criminals, and form an evidence base.
In Russia, the Institute of General genetics of the Russian Academy of Sciences collects DNA data, in Belarus-the Institute of genetics and Cytology of the national Academy of Sciences.