A European survey on biobanks: trends and issues.

  title={A European survey on biobanks: trends and issues.},
  author={Eleni Zika and Daniele Paci and Anette Braun and Sylvie RijKers-Defrasne and Myl{\'e}ne Desch{\^e}nes and Isabel Fortier and Jens Laage-Hellman and Christian A. Scerri and Dolores Ibarreta},
  journal={Public health genomics},
  volume={14 2},
Biobanks have recently gained great significance for research and personalised medicine, being recognised as a crucial infrastructure. At the same time, the widely varied practices in biobanking may also pose a barrier to cross-border research and collaboration by limiting access to samples and data. Nevertheless, the extent of the actual activities and the impact of the level of networking and harmonisation have not been fully assessed. To address these issues and to obtain missing knowledge… CONTINUE READING

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