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A storage facility used to archive biological samples for use in research and experiments. Ranging in size from individual refrigerators to warehouses, biobanks are maintained by institutions such as hospitals, universities, nonprofit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies.

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Experts speak out on direct-to-consumer genetic testing 22 July 2019 News
Gene mutation in genome-edited babies linked to shorter life 10 June 2019 News
Genetics influences whether you are a night owl or early riser 4 February 2019 News
How do we make genomics everybody's business? 10 September 2018 Comment
Book Review: Bioinformation 16 October 2017 Review
AstraZeneca to launch its own 'two million genomes' project 25 April 2016 News
Clinic offers sperm donors free IVF for a friend 14 March 2016 News
Video Review: Talking Biopolitics - A Conversation with George Annas and Lisa Ikemoto 12 October 2015 Review
Squealing on DNA: the law and secondary uses of genetic information 30 March 2015 Comment
Back up your stem cells for £40,000 16 September 2013 News
Unbroken news: non-invasive prenatal testing 7 May 2013 Comment
Multimillion-dollar grants for stem cell biobank 25 March 2013 News
Drug companies and universities team up to create European stem cell bank 10 December 2012 News
Donor stem cells as safe and effective as patient's own in heart attack trial 12 November 2012 News
Lawyers to investigate Chicago sperm bank malfunction 23 July 2012 News
23 and You? Genome research, direct-to-consumer genetics and informed consent 9 July 2012 Comment
US embryonic stem cell bank to close after only four years 2 July 2012 News
TV Review: HARDtalk - Professor Sir John Sulston 15 May 2012 Review
Clinic for freezing ovarian tissue planned in the UK 23 April 2012 News
British lab working with controversial stem cell doctor 16 April 2012 News
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