After providing samples, HKGI will extract genetic material from them and carry out “Whole Genome Sequencing” to obtain genomic data.
Your samples will be stored in HKGI’s biobank at the Hong Kong Science Park. HKGI will abide by strict guidelines and management processes to handle the samples. Your samples will be stored for seven years after the completion of the Project. If a longer duration is required to complete the Project, HKGI will seek endorsement from relevant research ethics committees.
In addition, when necessary, some samples may be kept in the Partnering Centre’s laboratory for clinical use.