NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Writing on behalf of a collection of European research networks, a pair of scientists proposed in last week’s Journal of the American Medical Association that the international research community develop an identification scheme for biobanks that would be similar to the International Standard Book Number, or ISBN, code used in book publishing.
 

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