Roadmap for a precision-medicine initiative in the Nordic region

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Abstract

The Nordic region, comprising primarily Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, has many of the necessary characteristics for being at the forefront of genome-based precision medicine. These include egalitarian and universal healthcare, expertly curated patient and population registries, biobanks, large population-based prospective cohorts linked to registries and biobanks, and a widely embraced sense of social responsibility that motivates public engagement in biomedical research. However, genome-based precision medicine can be achieved only through coordinated action involving all actors in the healthcare sector. Now is an opportune time to organize scientists in the Nordic region, together with other stakeholders including patient representatives, governments, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions and funding agencies, to initiate a Nordic Precision Medicine Initiative. We present a roadmap for how this organization can be created. The Initiative should facilitate research, clinical trials and knowledge transfer to meet regional and global health challenges.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Pål Rasmus Njølstad
  • Ole Andreas Andreassen
  • Søren Brunak
  • Anders D. Børglum
  • Joakim Dillner
  • Tõnu Esko
  • Nelson Freimer
  • Hakon Heimer
  • David M. Hougaard
  • Eivind Hovig
  • Kristian Hveem
  • Anu Jalanko
  • Jaakko Kaprio
  • Gun Peggy Knudsen
  • Mads Melbye
  • Andres Metspalu
  • Preben Bo Mortensen
  • Juni Palmgren
  • Aarno Palotie
  • Wenche Reed
  • Hreinn Stefánsson
  • Nathan O. Stitziel
  • Patrick F. Sullivan
  • Unnur Thorsteinsdóttir
  • Marc Vaudel
  • Eero Vuorio
  • Thomas Werge
  • Camilla Stoltenberg
  • Kári Stefánsson
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of Bergen
  • Haukeland University Hospital
  • Broad Institute
  • Oslo university hospital
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Aarhus University
  • Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research
  • Karolinska Institute
  • Karolinska University Hospital
  • University of Tartu
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Umeå University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Oxford
  • Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)
  • University of Helsinki
  • Danish Serum Institute, Copenhagen
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Levanger Hospital
  • National Institute for Health and Welfare
  • Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Stanford University
  • SeRC
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • deCODE Genetics, Amgen, Inc.
  • Reykjavik University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • University of Turku
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Region Hovedstadens Psykiatri
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Medicinsk genetik
  • Farmakologi och toxikologi
  • Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftNature Genetics
StatusPublished - 2019 apr 15
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa