COVID-19 Risk In Different Ethnic And Socioeconomic Groups Within UK Biobank

Socioeconomic and ethnic factors may influence the risk of viral infection. For example, both economic circumstances and cultural influences may impact the extent to which people can implement distancing measures, thus modifying their risk. The extent to which this...

ImmunoQure And Memo Therapeutics Collaborate To Biobank Rare Disease Autoantibodies

ImmunoQure AG, a biotechnology company focused on the development of autoantibodies as therapeutics to treat human diseases and Memo Therapeutics AG, a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies from cognate paired antibody libraries have established a collaborative partnership...

Over 250,000 Participants Now Enrolled In Geisinger’s MyCode Precision Medicine Project

Geisinger’s groundbreaking precision medicine project, MyCode, has enrolled more than 250,000 participants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, reaching a major landmark in the project. With DNA sequence and health data currently available on 145,000 of these participants, MyCode is the largest study of...

ANZCHOG Biobanking Network Facilitating Precision Medicine For Pediatric Cancer Patients

The ANZCHOG Biobanking Network was established in 2017 to promote and improve the biobanking of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer samples at hospitals, research institutes, and Universities in Australia and New Zealand. The Network’s mission is to accelerate progress...

Cigarette Associated Cardiovascular Disease And Inflammation In The Guangzhou Biobank

Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death (one in five deaths) in the United States. It is also highly prevalent in China, and globally. Sadly, 90% of all lung cancer deaths can be attributed to smoking. It also causes 80%...

Regeneron to Sequence DNA Samples from UTHSC Biorepository in a Collaboration for Advancing Precision...

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has entered into an agreement with the Regeneron Genetics Center, a subsidiary of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the company to sequence DNA that has been voluntarily collected and stored as part of...

The Role of Patients in Medical Research is Evolving, Thanks to Patient-Facing Health IT

Sponsored content brought to you by  In the fields of biobanking and clinical research, the active role of the patient as more than a donor or study subject is becoming more prevalent as biobanks and researchers increasingly recognize the added...

Telomere Length, Pathways, And Disease Associations

Telomeres are structural DNA elements of repetitive nucleotide sequences complexed with proteins at the ends of each chromosome. They preserve chromosome stability, but also determine the replicative limits of a given cell. That is telomere length decreases with each cell division due...

Alnylam Link Transthyretin (TTR) Gene Mutation V122I To A Clinical Diagnosis Of Polyneuropathy

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leading RNAi therapeutics company, presented new results from an analysis of the UK Biobank – a prospective cohort study with genetic, physical, and health data on approximately 500,000 individuals across the United Kingdom – demonstrating a significant association of...

BioLife Solutions to Acquire Biobanking Service Provider SciSafe in a $30 Million Deal

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS) ("BioLife" or the "Company"), a leading developer and supplier of a portfolio of class-defining bioproduction tools for cell and gene therapies, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SciSafe,...

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