The Genomic Medicine Alliance has joined this week, as Organizational member, the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health aims to help accelerate the potential of genomic medicine to advance human health.The Global Alliance works to establish, broadly disseminate, and advocate for the use of interoperable technical standards for managing and sharing genomic and clinical data. At present, the Global Alliance brings together over 220 leading institutions working in healthcare, research, disease advocacy, life science, and information technology that are working together to create a common framework of harmonized approaches to enable the responsible, voluntary, and secure sharing of genomic and clinical data.

By partnering with the Global Alliance, the Genomic Medicine Alliance aims to create synergies for the benefit of its members, particularly from developing countries, where genomics data sharing is still in its infancy.