Items Tagged ‘Bio Bank’

March 5, 2014

Housing the Biorepository in Deep Freeze

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

    Construction on the new freezer storage system for the Center for Individualized Medicine is nearly complete, and high-capacity robotic freezers are currently being installed. This centralized storage system is capable of storing 3.5 million DNA samples and is fully integrated with our specimen storage and tracking system. Deployment of this system will facilitate […]

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Tags: Bio Bank, Biobank, Biorepositories, Biorepository, center for individualized medicine, dna test, DNA Testing, gene sequencing, genome science, genomic medicine, genomics, individualized medicine


November 5, 2013

Mayo Clinic Biobank Hits 35,000 Participants

By AJ Montpetit ajmontpetit

  35,000 and Growing This week, the Biobank recruited its thirty-fifth-thousandth participant, and we’re still growing. With every patient who graciously agrees to have their blood drawn and answer a questionnaire, we are one step closer to offering more individualized medicine for all of our patients. This is particularly so in Florida and Arizona, where […]

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Tags: Bio Bank, Biobank, Biorepositories, Biorepository, Biospecimen, Biospecimens, center for individualized medicine, exome, gene sequencing, Genetics, genome, Genome Sequencing


August 13, 2013

The Impact of Henrietta Lacks on Genomic Research

By Center for Individualized Medicine samuelsmith5209

  Until recently, very few people knew the name Henrietta Lacks, or what she has contributed to science. Through the voice of her daughter, and with the help of journalist Rebecca Skloot, the name Henrietta Lacks is synonymous with the HeLa cells from Ms. Lacks that were the first immortal, and stable┬ácell line to be […]

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Tags: Bio Bank, Biobank, Bioethics, genome, Genome Sequencing, genomics, HeLa, HeLa Cancer Cells, HeLa Cells, Henrietta Lacks, individualized medicine, Jen McCormick


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