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News: UK Biobank genetics study targets serious disease

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UK Biobank genetics study targets serious disease 

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UK Biobank genetics study targets serious disease 

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The UK Biobank plans to undertake detailed DNA analysis of its 500,000 participants to understand the complex interaction of lifestyle and genes in causing heart disease, dementia, cancer and a wide range of other life-threatening and disabling disorders. This genetic analysis (‘genotyping’) project, which will cost over £20million, will examine several hundred thousand genetic ‘markers’ on each UK Biobank participant.  The Department of Health, via the NIHR and the Medical Research Council have each contributed £10million towards the project, with the British Heart Foundation providing a further £1million. Data will become available over the course of the next two years.

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UK Biobank news release 

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22/03/2013 

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22/04/2013 

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Created at 22/03/2013 16:02  by Leonilde Yahyaoui 
Last modified at 22/03/2013 16:02  by Leonilde Yahyaoui