The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) is a policy-framing and technical standards-setting organization, seeking to enable responsible genomic data sharing within a human rights framework
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The GA4GH Data Use Ontology (DUO) allows users to semantically tag genomic datasets with usage restrictions, allowing them to become automatically discoverable based on a health, clinical, or biomedical researcher’s authorization level or intended use.Read more
The BRCA Exchange, a global resource that includes data on thousands of inherited variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, is now available through a website and a new smartphone app. A paper detailing the development of the BRCA Exchange was published January 8, 2019 by PLOS Genetics.Read more
The GA4GH 7th Plenary Meeting will be held in the continental United States following the annual meeting of the American Society for Human Genetics. Please stay tuned for more details.Read more
GA4GH Work Streams develop standards and tools that are founded on the for Responsible Sharing of Genomic and Health-Related Data. Their work is designed to enable international genomic data sharing based on the specific needs of clinical and research Driver Projects — real-world genomic data initiatives sourced from around the globe.