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...
Mars Petcare Partners with Broad Institute to Establish Open-Access Biobank Database of Dog and Cat Genomes

Mars Petcare Partners with Broad Institute to Establish Open-Access Biobank Database of Dog and...

The genome database will power ongoing scientific efforts worldwide and help advance individualized pet healthcare Insights from this partnership will feed into the MARS PETCARE BIOBANK™, a longitudinal study to understand pet health and disease, transforming pet care...
VUMC’s BioVU DNA Biobank

World’s Largest DNA Biobank Reaches Milestone to Store More than 300,000 Samples

BioVU, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s biobank, has reached another milestone — deep-freeze storage of more than 300,000 biological samples. Launched in 2007, BioVU is the world’s largest DNA biobank based at a single academic institution. The samples, which are linked...
Fast and accurate DNA sample selection

Fast and Accurate DNA Sample Selection

Ziath reports how a leading Dutch genome diagnostics lab is using their Mohawk semi-automated tube picker to retrieve DNA samples accurately and rapidly from their extensive biobank. The Genome Diagnostics Laboratory (AGDx) is centred at the VU Medical Centre in...
European Commission Funded Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI) Project Aims to Enable Cross-Border Access to Human Genomics

European Commission Funded Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI) Project Aims to Enable Cross-Border Access to...

The European Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI) is a new €40 million ELIXIR-coordinated project, jointly funded by the European Commission, under the Digital Europe Programme, and participating Member States. The aim of the project is to enable secure access to human genomics...
Newly Launched African-centric Biobank Offers Access Researchers to African Biospecimens to Diversify Genomics and Translational Research

Newly Launched African-centric Biobank Offers Researchers Access to African Biospecimens to Diversify Genomics and...

MyAfroDNA is a limited liability company that provides a solution to the significant lack of African representation in translational and genomics research. The African-centric biobank offers access to ethically sourced African biospecimens across several therapeutic areas for researchers interested in...
Global Biobanks Collaboration Identified Novel Gene Variants for a Rare Severe Lung Disease

Global Biobanks Collaboration Identified Novel Gene Variants for a Rare Severe Lung Disease

The study, led by the University of Helsinki, identified seven previously novel genetic risk factors for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Only one of these would have been identified if the study had utilized data from European biobanks only. Global collaboration enabled...
Using Ultra-Low Freezers to Maintain the Viability of Cell and Gene Therapy Products

Using Ultra-Low Freezers to Maintain the Viability of Cell and Gene Therapy Products

Many cell and gene therapy solutions have shown considerable promise as a source of possible treatments for a wide range of chronic disorders. However, these sophisticated therapies introduce additional barriers such as the requirements for ultra-low and cryogenic storage,...
SNIA Authority for Storage Leadership Announces DNA Data Storage Technology Affiliate

DNA Data Storage Alliance Joins SNIA as Technology Affiliate

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) takes another leap forward in the industry today by enabling technical work and standards development for interoperability of DNA Data Storage solutions. SNIA is a nonprofit organization made up of storage professionals and...
Mapping Out the Human Genome by Using Genotyping

VA’s MVP Mega-Biobank Collaborates with NIH to Advance Genetic Discoveries for Veterans

Since 2011, more than 875,000 Veterans have donated their DNA to the VA Million Veteran Program (MVP). In the program, VA researchers are sequencing Veterans' genomes—a complete set of genetic material—to better understand how genes, lifestyles, and military exposures...

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