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Friday, June 12, 2015 - Sunday, June 14, 2015



The BRCA Challenge of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health aims to advance understanding of the genetic basis of breast cancer and related cancers by pooling data on BRCA genetic variants from around the world, bringing together information on sequence variation and clinical features in diverse populations. Improved understanding of genetic variation in these genes has the potential to improve patient diagnoses and prevention of disease. This will provide a model for management of variation across the human genome.


The Human Variome Project is a member of GA4GH and partner of UNESCO. The Human Variome Project will facilitate a BRCA Challenge meeting on June 12th and 13th meeting at UNESCO in Paris that will address ethical and regulatory issues as well as examine issues surrounding data acquisition and variant interpretation. The primary aim of this meeting is to lay foundation of an international Faculty in order to realize the ambition of the BRCA Challenge.


More information on the BRCA Challenge