Genetic data company seeks clarity over new GDPR rules

Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI) – backed by the Irish state, Chinese investors WuXi AppTec and Google - has been involved in last-ditch efforts to preserve its enormous database of genetic material ahead of an April 30 deadline

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
31st March, 2019
Anne Jones, chief executive at GMI Picture: Bryan Meade

A Chinese-backed company that harvests genetic data for medical research is trying to navigate the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) rule that would make it harder to process that data without the donors’ consent.

Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI) – which is backed by the Irish state, Chinese investors WuXi AppTec and Google - has been involved in last-ditch efforts to preserve its enormous database of genetic material ahead of the April 30 deadline,...

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