April 02, 2018
Estonia has started a program to recruit and genotype 100,000 new biobank participants as part of its National Personalized Medicine program. The government wants to develop a healthcare system by offering all its residents genome-wide genotyping that will be translated into personalized reports for use in everyday medical practice through the national e-health portal. The country has many encrypted digital solutions incorporated into government functions that link the nation’s various databases through end-to-end encrypted pathways. A website has been set up as part of the project, so that Estonians can volunteer and give their consent to be genotyped.