UK Biobank to release largest-ever sequencing dataset

30/11/2023 | Financial Times

The UK Biobank is preparing to release the most comprehensive set of genetic sequencing data ever to assist in developing drugs for various ailments. The £200 million project was a collaboration between the government, Wellcome Trust, Britain’s largest biomedical charity, and four pharmaceutical companies. With data collected from over 500,000 individuals over 15 years, Biobank is a world-leading resource to study the impact of genetics, lifestyle, and ageing on health. The Biobank’s principal investigator, Sir Rory Collins, believes that the data will be a valuable resource for approved scientists conducting health research and could lead to transformative results in the diagnosis, treatment, and cure of diseases around the world.

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