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2012-03-21 14:57:53

Bioethicists at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics are co-authors on a consensus article placing "significant responsibility" on biobanks to report individual research results (IRRs) and incidental findings (IFs) to the contributors of genetic material.

2011-10-05 14:07:01

Having to obtain informed consent for the use of left-over human tissue samples could be hampering essential biobank research says a research group on bmj.com today.

2011-06-29 18:12:52

Biobanks are repositories for tissue samples, usually in the form of blood or saliva or leftover tissue from surgical procedures.

2011-05-05 13:02:54

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in collaboration with researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, have made a critical discovery that may lead scientists to abandon the use of broad conventional ethnic labels—African-American, Hispanic, and Caucasian—to estimate a patient's genetic risk for disease.

2011-05-05 00:00:29

WHEATON, the company that designs and delivers today’s most innovative solutions for the laboratory research, diagnostic packaging and specialty pharmaceuticals industries, introduces the KeepIT Freezer Box for biobanking applications. Millville, NJ (PRWEB) May 04, 2011 Researchers now have a faster, surer way to organize and track their highly important cryopreserved samples in a biobank.

2010-12-16 07:30:00

FREMONT, Calif. and LUXEMBOURG, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc.

2010-09-02 10:54:46

Millions of Americans struggling with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are one step closer to a cure with the release of the first National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBank DNA samples for use in research at the University of Michigan Health System; research that hopes to uncover the unknowns about the genetics of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

2010-09-01 13:38:00

University of Michigan scientists receive first 1,250 research samples PORTLAND, Ore., Sept.


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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