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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...
G42 Healthcare Partners with Amazon Web Services to Develop Global Genomics, Proteomics and Biobanking Service

G42 Healthcare Partners with Amazon Web Services to Develop Global Genomics, Proteomics and Biobanking...

G42 Healthcare, an Abu Dhabi-based leading health tech company and a subsidiary of artificial intelligence and cloud computing company G42, has announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop new global genomics, proteomics, and biobanking service. The collaboration...
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)...
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...

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