The plan with the FarGen project is to create a database containing the digital data of the inherited characteristics (genome) of the Faroese population. If you take part in the FarGen project your DNA helix will be read and your data will become part of this database. The aim of the database is to develop the research infrastructure of the Genetic Biobank in order to promote new opportunities for genome research of the Faroese population.
The data in the database could, for example, be used to study the link between genetic background, environmental impacts and illness. The aim is that results from such research will gradually be used to strengthen prevention and treatment in the public health services.
Read about the benefits and risks of genome testing.