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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...
The Domino Effect: How Technology Works With Biobanks To Improve Patient Care

The Domino Effect: How Technology Works With Biobanks To Improve Patient Care

The process of biobanking is improving at an extremely rapid rate. More biological samples are being collected, allowing biobanks around the world to generate larger data sets of a higher quality. In turn, the global biobanking market is quickly...
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...

A Population-Based Prospective Study to Establish an Link Between Body Composition and Gastric Cancer

Gastric cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers worldwide. Data from the GLOBOCAN database showed that gastric cancer was responsible for over 1,033,000 new cases and 78,200 deaths in 2018, ranking fifth for cancer incidence and...

Interview with Dr. Tony Cox OBE, CEO at UK Biocentre

UK Biocentre is a not-for-profit organisation providing world-leading sample management and high-capacity bioprocessing services to biomedical researchers. They provide sample collection, sample logistics, processing, nucleic acidic extraction, sample storage, and shipping management. UK Biocentre is currently commissioned by the UK...

Using Biobank Data to Estimate Genetic Variants Associated with Mortality in COVID-19 Patients

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)1. The severity of COVID-19 and course of the infection is highly heterogenous. The majority of COVID-19 cases only have mild or...

Thousands of Undiagnosed Cases of Type 2 Diabetes Identified by Screening UK Biobank Blood...

A study of approximately 200,000 blood samples from the UK Biobank has identified more than 2,000 undiagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes. The study, presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes...

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