Estonian biobank, from basic research to public health

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Published: 21 Feb 2018
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Dr Tõnu Esko - University of Tartu, Ülikooli, Estonia

Dr Tõnu Esko presents at ecancer's Milan Summit on Precision Medicine 2018 about the Estonian biobank setting the bar for genomic big data.

Estonia is a leader in digital technology, particularly in the realm of public service, and from this Dr Esko explains how it will also be leading the way with respect to genomic data.

The Estonian biobank currently stores genomic profiles of 5% of the adult population of Estonia, and this is set to increase rapidly in the near future.

Dr Esko outlines the vast benefits that big genomic data can have for public health, and the future plans for these projects Estonia.

The webcast has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Roche Foundation Medicine