ELIXIR team has recently published in Nature Reviews Genetics. The article explores how European research infrastructures can be leveraged to facilitate transnational access to at least one million human genomes. This is building on the recently declared ‘European ‘1+ Million Genomes’ initiative’ signed by 21 European countries, which is targeted for completion by 2022.
In the paper the authors detail challenges, opportunities, and recommendations around accessing whole-genome level sequencing data. The publication also carries the voices from individuals from the Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI-ERIC), EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Global Alliance for Genomics Health (GA4GH).