Policy ForumGenomics

A federated ecosystem for sharing genomic, clinical data

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Science  10 Jun 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6291, pp. 1278-1280
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf6162

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Early data-sharing efforts have led to improved variant interpretation and development of treatments for rare diseases and some cancer types (13). However, such benefits will only be available to the general population if researchers and clinicians can access and make comparisons across data from millions of individuals.