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New Research Study Explores the Use of Blockchain Technology to Protect Indigenous Genomic Data

New Study Explores the Use of Blockchain Technology to Protect Indigenous Genomic Data

Genomic data from Indigenous communities plays an important role in understanding an array of diseases; however, this data has often been used without informed consent. A team of UC San Diego researchers—including San Diego Supercomputer Center affiliate Timothy Mackey—recently...
Phenomix Sciences Announces First Obesity Biobank Registry to Study Underlying Phenotypes

Phenomix Sciences Announces First Obesity Biobank Registry to Study Underlying Phenotypes

On a mission to conquer obesity, Phenomix Sciences has launched its first obesity biobanking registry and outcomes study. The registry will study variability in obesity by looking at genetic and environmental factors in patients, and analyze interventions that will...
Mapping Out the Human Genome by Using Genotyping

VA’s MVP Mega-Biobank Collaborates with NIH to Advance Genetic Discoveries for Veterans

Since 2011, more than 875,000 Veterans have donated their DNA to the VA Million Veteran Program (MVP). In the program, VA researchers are sequencing Veterans' genomes—a complete set of genetic material—to better understand how genes, lifestyles, and military exposures...
Biobank Acutelines: Patient Smart Data and Biological Samples Collection in the Emergency Room

Biobank Acutelines: Patient Smart Data and Biological Samples Collection in the Emergency Room

When you are on your way to the emergency room with sirens wailing, you feel that things are serious. But how does the doctor know what to do when so much is going wrong in the body at once?...
UK Biocentre Granted ISO 15189:2012 Accreditation for Sample Processing and Storage Services

UK Biocentre Granted ISO 15189:2012 Accreditation for Sample Processing and Storage Services

UK Biocentre has been granted ISO 15189:2012 Accreditation by UKAS for sample processing and storage services. This landmark accreditation further extends UK Biocentre’s capabilities, increasing the scope of services it can provide to support clinical trials and studies, including...
European Commission launches the European Health Data Space for People and Science

European Commission Launches the European Health Data Space for People and Science

The European Commission launched the European Health Data Space (EHDS), one of the central building blocks of a strong European Health Union. The EHDS will help the EU to achieve a quantum leap forward in the way healthcare is...
Polygenic Risk Scores in diverse populations

Biobank Data Reveals African Ancestry is Less Likely to Identify High-Risk Individuals Through Polygenic...

An international research consortium led by the University of Helsinki has performed the largest study to date evaluating the transferability of genome-wide polygenic risk scores across ancestries. Polygenic risk scores (PRS) measure genetic disease susceptibility by combining risk effects...
Molecular characterization of Pediatric cancer Data

NIH Launches Program to Offer Molecular Characterization of Pediatric Cancer Data

The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched the Molecular Characterization Initiative for pediatric tumors and this program offers tumor molecular characterization, also called biomarker testing, to children, adolescents, and young adults with newly diagnosed central...

Syntegra Partners with Nashville Biosciences on Biobank Data Analysis for Drug R&D

Syntegra and Nashville Biosciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), just announced a collaboration to accelerate data driven innovation and research for drug discovery and development. Nashville Biosciences was created to facilitate commercial R&D uses of...

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