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...
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...

One of Most Diverse Biobanks in the USA Held by UTHSC and Le Bonheur...

Memphis, a city where 64% of the population is Black, now has one of the largest genetic databases of people with African ancestry in the United States. This winter, researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and...

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...

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