Developing countries can create biobanks

11/19/2007 | Science and Development Network

India and other countries in the developing world are now able to establish biobanks of human tissue and blood samples because of technological advances, such as the use of dried blood spots instead of serum for biobank storage, according to experts writing in the journal Science. The trend could allow for an "imaginative search for common and rare genetic and other biological correlates of global diseases," the experts say.

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