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The underlying concept of the Estonian Genome Project (EGP) is the creation of databases including health and gene data of the Estonian population, with the objective of carrying out genetic and health studies, in order to find the genes that cause and influence diseases. 

According to the Human Genes Research Act Government of Estonia established the Estonian Genome Project Foundation on March 6, 2001 with the aim to carry out the Estonian Genome Project.

The main goals of the Estonian Genome Project Foundation this year are the triggering of the organisationís work, the elaboration of the financial and legal frameworks and the starting of the Pilot Project.

To carry out the Estonian Genome Project, including the Pilot Project, investments are incorporated through the public limited company EGeen that will mediate the basic financing of the project. On its establishment the limited company EGeen will be 100%- owned by the Estonian Genome Project Foundation, whereas later the shareholding of Estonian Genome Project Foundation in EGeen Ltd. will diminish alongside with the incorporation of the complementary investments.

Summary of the Estonian Genome Project: genebank.pdf

Human Genes Research Act was published in the State Gazette (RT I 2000, 104, 685) on december 29, 2000 and entered into force on January 8, 2001. Take a look at a summary of the act

Human Genes Research Act (draft Act submitted to the Estonian Parliament on August 8, 2000) was passed by the General Assembly of the Parliament on December 13, 2000 (Reuters) 

Human Genes Research Act (WinZip file). 

Additional information:

Estonian Genome Project Foundation 
Vallikraavi 2
51003 TARTU

ph:+372-7-440 420 
fax:+372-7-440 421
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