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The Bioinformatics Challenge of 2 Million Genomes


Authors: Collins MA, Flesch M, Remmer M, Nesbit D, Rujan T. 2016.

Introduction: Dr Collins outlines seven imperatives to achieve the ambitious aims of the 2 Million Genomes Project.
Recent announcements by pharmaceutical companies and even governments regarding large scale “moon-shot” genomics initiatives to improve human health got us thinking here at Genedata. So we sat our experts down to discuss what it would take to leverage the full power of two million genomes. They came up with seven key focus areas from the informatics perspective which we review below.

Keywords: Data Security; Compliance; Translational Research; Precision Medicine; Data Privacy; Data Storage, Fast Query Performance