New Danish genome centre for research on personalized medicine

The Danish Ministry of Health is going to establish a new national genome centre to implement the Danish government’s and Danish Regions’ strategy on personalized medicine.

The Danish Ministry of Health has decided that the new genome centre will be located in the Capital Region of Denmark, but will also be closely linked to Aarhus in the Central Denmark Region. The cooperation between the regions is expected to help introduce and implement the strategy on a national level. 

The collected data will be incorporated with the current registers, databases and information sources to help fulfil the potential for personalized medicine in Denmark.

The idea of personalized medicine is to give patients a more efficient treatment with less side effects by finding the medicine, which is the most effective on the various illnesses and different patient groups.

The government finances the running cost of the national genome centre and has set aside €13.5 million ($14.2 million) for the period 2017-2020.