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The Down Syndrome Biobank Consortium: A Key to Unlocking Alzheimer's Mysteries in Trisomy 21

The Down Syndrome Biobank Consortium: A Key to Unlocking Alzheimer’s Mysteries in Trisomy 21

Down Syndrome (DS) or trisomy 21, caused by a partial or entire trisomy of chromosome 21, is a genetic condition leading to intellectual disability and an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recent advancements in healthcare have extended the...

Genetic and Health Data Analyses of Finnish Biobank Participants Describe Hundreds of Novel Genetic...

Since initiation in 2017, the FinnGen study has developed into one of the world’s leading biobank-based genomic research projects. Currently FinnGen is completing the construction of a resource that integrates genomic information from 500,000 Finns with more than half...
Final Sequenced Data Release from the World’s Largest Whole Exome Sequencing Project of UK Biobank

UK Biobank Released Final Data from the World’s Largest Whole Exome Sequencing Project

UK Biobank has added the final tranche of exome sequencing data to its research database. This represents the completion of cohort-wide exome sequencing for over 470,000 participants within the UK Biobank resource. These de-identified data can now be accessed...
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...

The Arizona Biospecimen Consortium (ABC)

The biorepositories of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Maricopa Integrated Health System in Arizona state USA collaborate to form the Arizona Biospecimen Consortium (ABC). It is funded by the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (ABRC),...

The Frozen Ark Biobank

It has been estimated that dozens of species of plants and animals are currently experiencing extinction every day . Ecosystems are essential for the biological stability of the planet and are also great economic resources in the form of...

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