NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Kaiser Permanente plans to use a multi-million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help it develop “one of the world’s largest” biobanks of genetic and environmental health data in northern California, the foundation said today.
 
The insurer aims to use the $8.6 million from the foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio to develop a biobank that will house as many as 500,000 samples by 2012.
 

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