Affymetrix and the UK Biobank last week announced an agreement that will see the array vendor genotype UKBB's collection of 500,000 samples.

UKBB collected the samples from participants between 2006 and 2010. Along with providing blood samples, the participants, aged between 40 and 69 years, also submitted urine and saliva samples, as well as information about themselves. They also agreed to have their health assessed by the project in the future.

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