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Participants needed to help researchers find out how genes influence disease

6 August 2014

Do you want to be involved in medical research studies? Are you willing to give a small sample of blood? Are you willing to be part of a pool of volunteers supporting studies into a range of medical conditions? The

Bioresource Logo ucl.ac.uk/biobank" target="_self">University College London BioResource (UCLBR) has been set up to help in the fight against common and rare diseases.

It is establishing a pool of thousands of local volunteers with and without health problems. Volunteers will be asked to donate a small blood or saliva sample and to also give consent to be contacted and invited to participate in future medical research studies (although there is no obligation to participate in any of these).

or contact:

This study has been reviewed and approved by NRES Committee East of England - Cambridge Central, Research Ethics Committee ref: 13/EE/0161

Lucy Woolven, BioResource Administrator, Joint Research Office (part of the Research Support Centre)