Within the Tohoku Megabank Project – a consequence of the Great Western Japan Earthquake in 2011 – Tohoku University (Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo)) and Iwate Medical University analyzed the DNA of 10.000 residents using Illumina’s HumanOmniExpressExome” microarray which can analyze 960.000 SNPs. Eligible for purchase of such biological samples and SNP data are from now on academic research institutes and researchers of private companies in Japan, and international research bodies with a corporation in Japan (such as subsidiaries of an overseas company).”

ToMMo news release, February 22, 2016