ICMR Genetic Research Centre was established in 1986 as a unit of
Medical Genetics at the Council's Institute for Research in Reproduction,
Mumbai. and subsequently shifted to the Bai Jerbai Wadia Childrens
Hospital, Mumbai. This Centre is engaged in assessing the extent of
genetic disorders in the community through genetic counselling, genetic
screening and antenatel diagnosis.
Centre has been running a genetic counselling clinic which counsels
500 new cases each year. It offers high quality prenatal diagnosis
by ultrasonography, chorionic villus sampling and foetal blood karyotype
for b -thalassaemia, neural tube defects and chromosomal defects.