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GA4GH NEWS
GA4GH 2020 Connection Demos Highlight the Value of Interoperability in Genomics 
September 29
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has announced the release of its 2020-2021 Strategic Roadmap as well as the 2020 GA4GH Connection Demos. The news was delivered during opening remarks of the virtual GA4GH 8th Plenary Meeting, which drew over 700 attendees from more than 50 countries.
GA4GH releases three new deliverables to support responsible genomic data sharing
September 29
The Steering Committee of GA4GH has approved three new products that support the genomic and health data collection process. Together, these three deliverables—ERR Policy, MRCG, and CCGR—facilitate genomic and health research that protects the interests of both participants and researchers.
GA4GH Mentions
DNAstack Showcases Standards-Based System for Federated Discovery and Analysis in GA4GH 2020 Connection Demos
October 2 • DNAStrack, Canada
Today, DNAstack revealed a software system built on standards developed by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) to enable federated analysis of genomics and related health data.

GA4GH Interoperability standards in action
October 1 • Terra, USA
Today is the second day of the 8th plenary meeting of GA4GH, aka the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health, an international collaborative effort that has been driving the development of standards for infrastructure, policy, and security in the genomics field for nearly a decade. 

Realising the Genomics Ecosystem: ELIXIR Plays Key Role in GA4GH 2020 Connection Demos
October 1 • ELIXIR, UK
ELIXIR is helping to enable this global ecosystem of genomics data and services by participating in the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), the international standards body for genomics.

How scientists secure the data driving autism research
September 30 • Spectrum News, USA
Many autism databases are stored on cloud platforms that use security chips and keys along with data-encryption tools, while also allowing vetted researchers to copy and download data onto local servers. And experts are investigating even more secure ways of storing and sharing sensitive data, says Adrian Thorogood, a legal and privacy expert at the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.

Bio-IT World Expo New Product Showcase Voting Opens
September 30 • Bio IT World, USA
PetaSuite Protect gives live information on the use of genomic data by those parties, and the ability to immediately grant or revoke access privileges. Organizations can allocate GA4GH-defined data management roles.
 
GA4GH Announces Strategic Roadmap, Connection Demos
September 30 • Bio IT World, USA
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has announced the release of its 2020-2021 Strategic Roadmap yesterday at the virtual GA4GH 8th Plenary Meeting, and released three 2020 Connection Demos to illustrate the deployments of GA4GH standards.
 
GA4GH 2021 Roadmap Aims to Improve Interoperability, Technical Standards
September 30 • ClinicalOmics, USA
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) announced during opening remarks of the virtual GA4GH 8th Plenary Meeting this week the launch of launched the Federated Analysis Systems Project (FASP), a collaborative effort between several work streams and driver projects with the goal of integrating multiple GA4GH standards in order to implement them at multiple institutions.

Realising the genomics ecosystem: GA4GH 2020 Connection Demos
September 29 • EMBL-EBI, UK
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has co-released a series of software demos that showcase real-world interoperability across the international genomics community.
GENOMICS AND HEALTH NEWS
Tragic Genetic Heritage: The Ancient Neanderthal Hand in Severe COVID-19
October 2 • SciTechDaily, USA
 
Transatlantic experts call for easing of EU data-sharing regime
October 1 • BioWorld, Ireland
 
University research in quantum computing assists the study of genetic diseases
October 1 • University of Virginia, USA

Controversy: Researchers claim hospitals face barriers to public health data reporting
October 1 * Healthcare IT News, USA

The Human Genome Project turns the big 3-0!
September 30 • National Human Genome Research Institute, USA
New Device Could Facilitate Precision Medicine for Eye Diseases
September 30 • HealthITAnalytics, USA
 
Juno Bio launches a vaginal microbiome test kit — targeting the women’s health data gap
September 30 • TechCrunch, USA
 
Artificial Intelligence Platform Enables Data Analytics for Research
September 29 • HealthITAnalytics, USA
 
Deadly Spread of Some Cancers May Be Driven by a Common Mouth Microbe
September 28 • Scientific American, USA
 
Data democratization in healthcare – the API Way
September 28 • MedCity News, USA
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