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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...
New Project with $5.1 Million Funding Announcement has Considerable Impact on Bison Genome Biobank’s Development at USask

World’s First Bison Genome Biobank’s Development Boosted by $5.1 Million Funding from Genome Canada

The BIG project will apply new genomics solutions to better protect and conserve the wood bison population in Canada. It’s directly connected with the massive $17-million-dollar research initiative called “Integrated omics for sustainable animal agriculture and environmental stewardship” (IntegrOmes)...
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...
Frozen sperm biobank: A new long-term and cost-effective model could help save endangered koalas species

Frozen Sperm Biobank: A New Long-term and Cost-effective Model Could Help Save Endangered Koalas...

Biobanking and assisted reproduction could become a reality for koalas by leveraging the existing technology used to help humans conceive. A detailed model, published today in the international journal Animals, reveals this would significantly help captive breeding programs to retain genetic diversity,...
Academic manager for the biobank Karina Standahl Olsen

UiT’s Treasury Received Millions to Solve Health Challenges Namely Biobanking Storage Capacity

Through the Norwegian biobank consortium, to ensure the research core facility and solve major challenges in the biobanking domain, UiT has received an award of almost 20 million NOK from the Research Council. The biobank stores human biological material...
Population Biobanks: A Remarkable Tool to Investigate the Impact of Genetic Variants in Human Diseases

Population Biobanks: A Remarkable Tool to Investigate the Impact of Genetic Variants in Human...

The term "biobank" refers to an organized collection of biological samples stored at low temperatures, donated by groups of people. Along with the information regarding donors, this tool serves as an invaluable and remarkable resource for research on genetic...

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