Population Biobanks: A Remarkable Tool to Investigate the Impact of Genetic Variants in Human Diseases

Population Biobanks: A Remarkable Tool to Investigate the Impact of Genetic Variants in Human...

The term "biobank" refers to an organized collection of biological samples stored at low temperatures, donated by groups of people. Along with the information regarding donors, this tool serves as an invaluable and remarkable resource for research on genetic...
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...
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...
Unlocking the Potential of Multiomics in Biobanking: An Interview with Dr. Aarno Palotie, Scientific Director of FinnGen

Unlocking the Potential of Multiomics in Biobanking: An Interview with Dr. Aarno Palotie, Scientific...

This interview was conducted by Gustav Ceder on behalf of Biobanking.com. Aarno Palotie is Scientific Director of FinnGen and director of the Human Genomics Program at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland in Helsinki. He is also a faculty member...
Animal Biobanking for Conservation Specialist Group Aims to Establish Global Network for Genetic Preservation

Animal Biobanking for Conservation Specialist Group Aims to Establish Global Network for Genetic Resources...

Our world is currently facing a massive crisis of extinction, where the populations of various wildlife species have reduced by an average of 69% since 1970. We are at risk of losing the genetic diversity that is crucial for...
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,...

Coriell Institute Awarded $4.6 Million from NHGRI to Continue Managing Biorepository for Human Genetic...

The National Human Genome Research Institute has renewed its collaborative agreement with the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. For another five years, Coriell will continue to manage the NHGRI Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research, a collection of cell...
UK Biobank Revolutionizes Global Medical Research with World's Largest Genome Sequencing Dataset

UK Biobank Revolutionizes Global Medical Research with World’s Largest Genome Sequencing Dataset

In a groundbreaking development, UK Biobank has released a vast dataset from whole genome sequencing of half a million participants, a move poised to revolutionize medical research and treatment development. This unparalleled dataset available to approved researchers globally, excludes...
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...
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...

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