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Germany joins the Genomes Initiative

3 February 2020

In January, Germany joined the EU's "1+ Million Genomes Initiative". While the German government had previously declined to actively participate in the project and Germany had merely assumed the role of an observer, it can now become involved in sharing genome data across Europe for research purposes. Genome analysis is not only instrumental to the future diagnosis, prevention and treatment of rare diseases, it is also an important economic factor in digital health.

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