NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – Genomics England today announced that the National Institute for Health Research National Biosample Centre will store samples of rare diseases and cancer patients participating in the UK's 100,000 Genomes Project. 

In addition to storing and processing biological samples, such as blood, tumor tissue, and saliva, the NIHR National Biosample Centre will conduct analyses, including DNA extraction, of the samples. The biosample center opened last month and is the UK's largest biosample facility, Genomics England said. 

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