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UK BioBank

A government-funded project to collect DNA samples and medical records from 500,000 British volunteers aged 45-60, to study the effects of genetic and environmental factors on health.

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Study reveals genes linked to left-handedness 9 September 2019 News
No single 'gay gene' suggest genome studies 2 September 2019 News
What can healthy individuals learn from getting their genomes sequenced? 1 July 2019 Comment
Genetic 'stealth' condition causes more cancers than thought 21 January 2019 News
Risks of common diseases predicted from UK BioBank data 20 August 2018 News
Genetic patterns linked to time in education discovered 30 July 2018 News
13 countries to share 1 million genomes for research 16 April 2018 News
Estonia to DNA test 1 in 10 citizens to give lifestyle advice 9 April 2018 News
Putting your genome to work: for the NHS, for industry, for the UK post-Brexit 9 April 2018 Comment
Record-breaking study links over 950 genes to insomnia 5 February 2018 News
Lifespan linked by study to mutations and lifestyle 23 October 2017 News
Leading figures in genetics and fertility recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours 26 June 2017 News
Baldness linked to over 280 genes 20 February 2017 News
74 genes linked to education level, but effect is minimal 16 May 2016 News
Event Review: The Population Laboratory 17 September 2012 Review
UK Biobank, the world's largest biomedical database, opens online 2 April 2012 News
Book Review: Ethical Issues of Human Genetic Databases - A Challenge to Classical Health Research Ethics? 6 February 2012 Review
US plans to enrol one million veterans for new DNA bank 9 May 2011 News
Event Review: Whose Genome Is It Anyway? 18 October 2010 Review
Should the UK have a national ethics committee? 13 October 2008 Comment
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