NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The UK Biobank has collected and developed a resource of genomic and phenotypic data on nearly 500,000 individuals.

The project, spearheaded by the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and other agencies, was launched in 2006 with the aim of collecting DNA alongside medical and lifestyle data from half a million individuals across the UK between the ages of 40 years and 69 years.

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