Public views of UK Population Biomedical Collection are being taken into account

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7332.298 (Published 02 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:298
  1. T Michael Dexter, director (media.office@wellcome.ac.uk),
  2. George Radda, chief executive,
  3. John Pattison, director, research, analysis and information
  1. Wellcome Trust, London NW1 2BE
  2. Medical Research Council, London W1B 1AL
  3. Department of Health, London SW1A 2NS

    EDITOR—We think it important to respond to Kaye's letter concerning the proposed UK Population Biomedical Collection, a project sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, and the Department of Health.1 Kaye suggests that the collection will be a test run for the establishment of a national population collection, but this may mislead readers.

    The proposed collection will include DNA samples from roughly half a million adult …

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