The National Genome Center will enable Denmark to develop more effective treatments targeted the individual patient by the use of knowledge and new technologies. Furthermore, it provides a common infrastructure with capacity for genome sequencing and a national genome database.
One of the National Genome Center's primary objectives will be to map patient genomes. As a consequence, the center will have a highly specialized national sequencing operation. Two specialized laboratory units, in the east and west of Denmark respectively, will be used to ensure full-country coverage.
The two highly specialized laboratory units in east and west will generate the large amounts of data from analysed samples. A supercomputer then identifies changes in the genome. These changes are then interpreted by clinical professionals who relay answers to the responsible doctor, who then gets a very precise and detailed picture of how the patient can be treated most efficiently.