When was the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health founded?
The origins of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health trace to January 2013, when more than 50 colleagues from eight countries met to discuss current challenges and opportunities in genomic research and medicine and how their groups could work together to accelerate medical progress. A clear consensus emerged: that the greatest need is a common framework of harmonized approaches that will allow oversight of international standards designed to enable sharing of genomic and clinical data in an effective, responsible, and interpretable manner. In June 2013, 70 organizations came together by signing a Letter of Intent, publicly announcing their intentions to form a global alliance. For more information about the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health’s history, please see our History page.