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The £62 million UK Biobank is now open after 10 years of planning, reports ScienceInsider. The repository, which is funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust, houses information on volunteers, including their height, weight, lung function, and blood pressure, as well as medical history and lifestyle data. It also is home to donated blood, urine, and saliva samples.

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