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  • n. Plural form of biobank.


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  • A growing number of people are volunteering to help this effort through programs such as PatientsLikeMe, The Personal Genomes Project, and regional biobanks.

    The Genome Generation

  • The skin sample goes into storage, creating what would be one of the world's largest biobanks.

    How the Personal Genome Project Could Unlock the Mysteries of Life

  • This is a significant divergence from most biobanks, which typically guard their materials like holy relics and severely restrict access.

    How the Personal Genome Project Could Unlock the Mysteries of Life

  • "Soon, under this bill, the DNA of all citizens will be housed in government genomic biobanks and considered governmental property for government research," Brase writes.

    New Law: Bush Will Screen DNA

  • Meanwhile, the rise of biobanks - massive collections of DNA that may, like those in Iceland and Estonia, encompass an entire nation - will create tempting targets for data thieves.

    Why You Should Boycott the UK Biobank

  • Prof Scott, who presented a paper on his work at the BA Festival of Science in Dublin yesterday, said both the UK and Ireland should look at whether vast biobanks with thousands of tissue samples could be opened up to scientists.

    Biobanks to Help Crack the Cancer Code | Impact Lab

  • Organizers hope it will go beyond what earlier biobanks produced -- like one in Iceland that helped create gene-hunting firm Decode Genetics.

    Reuters: Top News

  • China, Sweden and other countries have also set up biobanks but the British one is the most comprehensive in terms of the number of factors studied.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Even when the data from the biobanks and the personal genome projects are in, though, they will still have to be turned into knowledge that can be converted into pharmaceuticals.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Serving global pharmaceutical and biotech firms, donor organizations and biobanks as well as research and academic organizations, BioStorage Technologies '18,000 square-foot (1,672 square-meter) biorepository, uses an estimated 360,000-kilowatt hours (kWh) of power per year.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper


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