Finding The Right Balance – Return of Results to Biobank Participants

In the course of research based on a biobank population occasionally a condition may be revealed in a particular individual, which was not known before the study, and for which the study was not explicitly designed. This is known...

Four-Part Mendelspod Podcast Series On Human Biospecimen Quality And Regulations

Scientist.com has announced the completion of a four-part podcast series on human biological samples and biobanking. The four guests offered thoughtful insights and ideas from an academic, pharmaceutical and small business perspective. The episodes were hosted by, and are...
Precision medicine requires large amounts of data.

Biobanking Science: Patient Attitudes to Precision Medicine Studies

Governments and research organizations around the world are conducting large long-term precision medicine projects to understand how genetic and lifestyle factors cause disease. Longitudinal projects such as the UK Biobank and the Precision Medicine Initiative in the US collect...
New Biobank Law in Sweden will Facilitate Research and Healthcare

New Biobank Law in Sweden will Facilitate Research and Healthcare

The Swedish government decides on a legal council referral where it is proposed that the current Biobanks Act from 2003 be replaced by new legislation. The new bill from the government promotes research and healthcare when unnecessary administration is...

How Do People In Nashville React To The Biobank Consent Process?

Gathering informed consent from participants is a pillar of biobanking. As ambitious biobanking projects such as All of US and UK biobank proliferate and become ever larger, the benefits and the potential risks for participants also grow. It is...

Observations On Recruitment For The Mayo Clinic Biobank

In order to draw generalizable conclusions, it is important that cohort studies represent the population of interest faithfully. Against this backdrop it has been noted that not all individuals are equally willing to participate in biobank related studies. Factors associated with willingness...
European Commission launches the European Health Data Space for People and Science

European Commission Launches the European Health Data Space for People and Science

The European Commission launched the European Health Data Space (EHDS), one of the central building blocks of a strong European Health Union. The EHDS will help the EU to achieve a quantum leap forward in the way healthcare is...

Knowledge, Perceptions and Attitude of Egyptian Physicians Towards Biobanking Issues

The complete mapping of the human genome has greatly expanded the ability to better understand the genetic basis of human disease, thus ushering in new era of personalized medicine1. Thus there is a need for the establishment of biobanks...

Identification of Factors that Influence Willingness of Native Americans to Donate Biospecimens: Increasing Equity...

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people have a long history of lower life expectancy and higher disease burden compared with the general US populationand are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases1. Addressing AI/AN health inequities is a...

CloudLIMS’ Complimentary Talk on Regulatory Challenges in Biobanking

Wilmington, Delaware – February 8, 2022, CloudLIMS, a leading provider of laboratory informatics, is pleased to announce its talk at the IBS 2022 Virtual Symposium scheduled on February 22, 2022. Their COO, Shonali Paul, is delivering a talk at the...

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