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UK Biobank Raised £32 Million for Future Advancements via Philanthropic Partnership

UK Biobank Raised £32 Million for Future Advancements via Philanthropic Partnership

Eric Schmidt, former CEO and Chairman of Google, and Ken Griffin, founder of Griffin Catalyst and founder and CEO of Citadel, have initiated a new funding phase for the UK Biobank, pledging over £16 million, matched by the government. This investment,...
SomaLogic and Oxford Population Health Collaborate to Deliver 28 Million Proteomic Data Points on China Kadoorie Biobank Samples

28 Million Proteomic Data Points on China Kadoorie Biobank Samples Delivered by SomaLogic and...

SomaLogic, Inc., a company renowned for its exceptional expertise in proteomics technology, has recently accomplished the 7,000-plex assay on and delivered data for 4,000 plasma samples obtained from the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB), which is one of the most...
DwarnaBio – A National Population-Based Biobank Launched by University of Malta

DwarnaBio – A National Population-Based Biobank Launched by University of Malta

The University of Malta is announcing the launch of DwarnaBio, a national population-based biobank, that aims to serve as a resource for genomic research in the Maltese population. Population-based biobanks are critical research instruments in the fields of both common...
An Oversubscribed US$8.15M Raised by Asa Ren to Build an Indonesia Population DNA Database

Oversubscribed US$8.15M Raised by Asa Ren to Build an Indonesia Population DNA Database

Asa Ren, a leading DNA data company based in Indonesia, recently announced the closing of a new early stage round of fundings of US$ 8.15 Million. This oversubscribed round was co-led by Top Harvest Capital (Silicon Valley USA), Kejora Capital (Kejora-SBI...

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...
University of Tartu (Estonian Biobank) Received €30 Million to Develop a Centre of Excellence for Personalised Medicine

University of Tartu (Estonian Biobank) Received €30 Million to Develop a Centre of Excellence...

Over the next six years, a consortium led by the University of Tartu and Tartu University Hospital will establish a personalised medicine research and development centre of international excellence in Estonia. The project is supported by the European Commission...
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Sampled Leader Highlights Role of Biobanking in Addressing Historic Inequities in Healthcare

The Chief Scientific Officer at Sampled1 issued a call to action for greater diversity in clinical trial recruitment and the collection of biosamples in a letter in the current issue of Biopreservation and Biobanking. The letter by Sheldon et al,...
Global Biobank Meta-analysis Initiative (GBMI) Connects Biobanks Together to Enable Better Studies of Genetic Disease

Global Biobank Meta-analysis Initiative (GBMI) Connects Biobanks Together to Enable Better Studies of Genetic...

In 2019, scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, together with colleagues at the University of Michigan and researchers around the world, founded the Global Biobank Meta-analysis Initiative (GBMI) to connect international biobanks in order to enable larger,...
New Genebass Online Resource Helps Connect Rare Genetic Variants to Human Disease and Health

MIT and Harvard Researchers Create Online Resource to Help Connect Rare Genetic Variants to...

In 2006, researchers discovered that people with certain variants of the gene PCSK9 had dramatically lower cholesterol levels than the general population. Individuals with two broken copies of the gene — one from each parent — were up to 88...
Mount Sinai Launches Large-Scale Human Genetic Sequencing Research Project with the Regeneron Genetics Center

Mount Sinai Partners with Regeneron Genetics Center to Launch Huge Genetic Sequencing Research Project

Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have launched a new human genome sequencing research project called the Mount Sinai Million Health Discoveries Program with the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), part of the...

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