USA joins as HVP Country Node
The Human Variome Project Consortium today welcomed the United States of America as the 14th HVP Country Node.
"This is fantastic news," said Professor Richard Cotton, the Project's Scientific Director, "Not only for the Human Variome Project, but also for patients in the United States."
HVP Country Nodes are repositories of information on genetic variants discovered during diagnosis and research in individual countries. By sharing this information on the variations and the effect they have on patients, the quality of healthcare can be standardised within a country. HVP Country Nodes create a valuable service for healthcare delivery and planning as can also be used a as provide a platform for medical research on specific populations.