A Commentary on For What am I Participating? The Need for Communication After Receiving Consent from Biobanking Project Participants: Experience in Japan

- Journal of Human Genetics
Author/s: -Yamamoto, Midori -Hata, Akira
Journal: Journal of Human Genetics
Year: 2011
Volume: 56
Pages: 405
Start Page: 405

Organisation for economic co-operation and development defined biobank as a collection of biological material and the associated data and information stored in an organized system, for a population or a large subset of a population. Nowadays, a large-scale biobank is considered an essential resource for research to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of illnesses (such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, dementia and joint problems) and to promote health throughout society.

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