NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Union is planning to coordinate a number of biobanks around Europe, particularly in Nordic regions, in order to better use the samples and data they hold for biomedical research, the University of Uppsala's Clinical Research Center said today.

Sweden's UCRC said that part of the EU's research strategy involves organizing 30 different biobanks in respective population-based and disease-based databases, and their research techniques and regulations concerning ethics, administration, and funding all will be coordinated.

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