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Global Alliance for Genomics and Health picks 7 data initiatives for 2019

February 04, 2019 / Mike Miliard

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health has chosen seven genomic data initiatives from around the world as new Driver Projects for 2019 – projects where researches will work together develop and pilo standards for the sharing genomic and other health data. GA4GH officials said they were chosen according to three criteria: global representation, scientific merit and their capacity to contribute in-kind resources to GA4GH development efforts. GA4GH, formed in 2013, is an international, nonprofit alliance of more than 500 organizations representing patient advocacy, life sciences, IT and others. With the goal of boosting the potential of precision medicine, members of the alliance work together to build frameworks and develop standards to enable the "responsible, voluntary, and secure sharing of genomic and health-related data."