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UK Biobank: Major genome sequencing release could “unlock” new treatments and cures

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: (Published 30 November 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:p2818
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

UK Biobank has released genome sequencing data from all half a million UK volunteers in its database after a five year project and over £200m of investment, with the aim of aiding researchers in their work to improve human health.

Before this, sequencing information from 200 000 of the volunteers had been released. Those involved in …

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