U.K. conducts survey to study genetic links to disease

08/29/2007 | Financial Times (free content)

A U.K. government initiative plans to gather genetic information, as well as data on lifestyle choices and genealogy, in an effort to aid the understanding of the genetic causes of hereditary diseases, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. The UK Biobank intends to collect DNA samples from 500,000 people aged 40 to 69 in the country and already has collected 10,000 samples.

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