The FinnGen project was launched in 2017 with the aim of collecting biological samples from 500,000 participants in Finland over six years with the aim of improving health through genetic research. This is about 10% of the population. It is hoped that it will be a springboard for better diagnostics and new therapies. It is the key to Finland's Health Sector Growth Strategy for Research and Innovation Activities.

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