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Putin instructed to Fund a National database of genetic information

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed from 2021 to annually allocate from the Federal budget funds for the National database of genetic information, stated in a report published on the Kremlin website document.

According to the document, the government, with the participation of the National research centre "Kurchatov Institute" mandated to ensure the establishment and functioning of information-analytical system for the storage and processing of genetic data "national database of genetic information", including the development of formats for storage and transmission of data and related research tools and software.

Report to be submitted prior to 1 October 2020 and then annually.

Responsible appointed Prime Minister of Russia Michael Mishustin and the Director of the NRC "Kurchatov Institute" Alexander Blagov.