Study: Diet And Mortality In The UK Biobank

Dietary recommendations to the general public can be unclear. They often don’t take into account nutrient and or drug interactions. For example, the long-held view that saturated fat should be reduced has been challenged by recent studies suggesting that saturated...

Coronary Artery Disease Genetic Risk Score: Is It Clinically Useful In Over 45s?

Genomic risk prediction based on polygenic risk scores generated from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to summarize the contribution of anywhere between hundreds to millions of genetic variants to determine the risk of developing multifactorial diseases such as coronary artery disease...
ISBER Best Practices Recommendations for Biobanks

ISBER Best Practices Recommendations for Biobanks and Biorepositories

Does Your Biorepository Follow ISBER Best Practices Recommendations? Biorepositories provide essential support to biomedical researchers by collecting, processing, storing and distributing millions of biospecimens every year. Biorepository staff must navigate complex international regulatory rules governing the use of biospecimens and...

White Paper – Using a LIMS to Improve Laboratory Efficiency and Profitability

Autoscribe Informatics has published a new white paper entitled: "Using a LIMS to Improve Laboratory Efficiency and Profitability". This comprehensive document can be downloaded at: https://www.autoscribeinformatics.com/resources/using-a-lims-to-improve-laboratory-efficiency-and-profitability. It highlights the extensive capabilities that a LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) can provide...

How the University of California Davis Pathology Biorepository Achieved CAP Accreditation with OpenSpecimen

Sponsored content brought to you by Research in precision medicine requires a continuous supply of high-quality biospecimens. But as the saying goes - “Garbage in garbage out”, meaningful conclusions from the studies can only be drawn when the researchers are...

A Systems Approach To Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis

Found in the brain and spinal cord, the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colorless fluid with a total volume of about 125ml per person, produced by specialized neuroglia called ependymal cells, that acts as a buffer and cushioning solution....

T-GEN – A GWAS Method Incorporating Epigenetics

Junk DNA, black-box DNA, repeat elements, transposons, endogenous retroviruses, long non-coding RNAs are just some of the names for and elements of non-protein coding DNA that make up 99% of the human genome. Aside from structural elements such as telomeres,...

Configurable LIMS Highlighted at PITTCON

Known for its ease of configurability the latest version of Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics will be on show at PITTCON 2020. Unique among LIMS vendors every customer LIMS is based on the same...
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Dynamic Consent In Biobanking Using Dwarna – A Blockchain Solution

A research team with senior author Jean-Paul Ebejer from the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Biobanking at the University of Malta has created a blockchain solution for dynamic consent in biobanking called Dwarna. They published their...

Take A Second Look – Variation In Some UK Biobank Genes May Not Be...

Recently it has been revealed that thousands of gene variants in the UK Biobank (UKB) exome data have been overlooked due to errors in sequence processing. Unfortunately, two independent UKB sequence processing pipelines contained errors that effect...

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