Division of Biobank GEM Japan

As the large-scale genome analysis and information and communication technologies have advanced rapidly in recent years, the sharing of genomic and health data with high security and public confidence is pivotal in accelerating the medical research and development so as to realize the healthy society with longevity.
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) leads the global initiatives through the Driver Projects, in which AMED GEM Japan has recently joined.

The GEM Japan project has established a nation-wide alliance of universities, institutes and hospitals committed to pursuing common goals in advancing genome based medicine, and aims at accelerating clinical and genome data sharing. The project plans to share the allele frequencies as well as disease variations of Japanese population and to hold GEM Japan workshops in a challenge of localization of GA4GH tools into non-English speaking country.

Last updated 2019.2.4