Is HKGP identical to the genetic testing services available on the market?

No. HKGP is completely different from the genetic testing services available on the market.


It is the first large-scale genome sequencing project in Hong Kong, planning to conduct Whole Genome Sequencing for 20,000 eligible cases for free in two phases. The data obtained will be used for clinical diagnoses and treatments of the cases.


This non-profit project aims to establish a genome database of the local population, testing infrastructure and a talent pool, to benefit patients and their family members, as well as to promote research in genomic medicine and related fields.


Currently, genetic testing companies on the market are commercial in nature. Their testing technology, scope and objectives are drastically different from HKGP.