Center for studying genes of Arctic residents to be established in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area
The authorities of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area — Yugra plan to create in the region a laboratory for genetic studies on the health of women and babies in conditions of the Extreme North and the Arctic, said Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area Natalya Komarova at a Gaidar Forum panel discussion called 85 Projections of the National Healthcare Project.
Addressing Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova, Komarova said: "I'm grateful to you for the decision to establish laboratories and research centers for the study of the genome in our region, that is the genes of people living on the Arctic and sub-Arctic territories."
According to the region's PR department, the project on establishing a center of high biomedical technology, including the afore-mentioned laboratory, is expected to be completed by 2024. The laboratory will conduct advanced genetic studies of local residents and reveal the link between genome aberrations and risks for different diseases.