Taiwan Biobank: a project aiming to aid Taiwan's transition into a biomedical island.

@article{Fan2008TaiwanBA,
  title={Taiwan Biobank: a project aiming to aid Taiwan's transition into a biomedical island.},
  author={Chien-Te Fan and Jui-Chu Lin and Chung-His Lee},
  journal={Pharmacogenomics},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={235-46}
}
Essentially, the term 'biobank' can be defined in different ways. Taking the UK Biobank's experience as the main example, the Taiwan Biobank aims to collect the DNA of a large group of people on the population base and track their health and lifestyle for at least 10 years. It is hoped that the information collected, regarding the mechanisms underlying how genes and environmental factors interact with each other to make us ill, will benefit the society in various ways, including the exploration… CONTINUE READING

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