Hidden jewels within the 3-billion bases
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) covers everything in the human genome. It identifies far more clues that may be responsible for diverse human diseases than other genetic tests can do. This non-targeted, “catch-all” approach is particularly powerful against rare diseases, in the diagnosis of which remain challenges when physicians cannot call to mind any disease name that explains their patients’ signs and symptoms as well as general test results. Scientists also believe that the clues WGS provides to us lead to target identification in drug discovery, such as new causative genes.
Your genome, safe and secure
Our Personal Data Bank (PDBank) ™ manages the status of your informed consent about data usage for any study or activity you participate in, while appropriately protecting your genomic information in our secure cloud storage. PDBank adheres to high standards based on its TPDMS*-compliant architecture, which means your most-valuable personal information is handled with the utmost care and sensitivity.
*Trusted personal data management service (TPDMS) is a Japanese government-backed certification scheme. It suggests a data-sharing framework and structure among industry members, governments, and civil society, by ensuring reliability from individuals.