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UK genetics database plans revealed

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1018
  1. Abi Berger
  1. BMJ

    The voluntary genetics database proposed by the Medical Research Council in the United Kingdom will initially be used to study cardiovascular disease, leading cancers, and respiratory and metabolic disorders, in addition to the neurological and psychiatric illnesses that chiefly affect people in middle age, it emerged last week.

    The database, to be known as the UK Population Biomedical Collection, was discussed at a meeting held at the Royal College of Physicians. More than 150 scientists representing a range of disciplines interested in genetic epidemiology, agreed that …

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