26 May 2020

Urine, cerebrospinal fluid, blood. Everything is stored in Dutch biobanks. Collecting this takes a lot of time and money. Is it worth that? What does it yield?

Three areas; one full of man-sized freezers, one with a robot for automated DNA storage and one with nitrogen barrels. At first sight, the Radboud Biobank in the basement of the Radboudumc is not much. Still, the physical material stored here is potentially invaluable, because the thousands of plastic tubes containing blood, feces and pieces of tissue are available to researchers worldwide.
 
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