Friday, 30 March 2012

Biomedical Database-Doors

Mid-life Britain opens doors for disease research

LONDON (Reuters) - The world's biggest and most detailed biomedical database opened its doors to researchers on Friday, offering scientists a unique glimpse into the health and lifestyles of 500,000 middle-aged Britons. The UK Biobank - with more than 1,000 pieces of information about each participant plus samples of blood, urine and saliva - will be available to researchers worldwide, on the condition they put their findings back into the public domain. ... read more..

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