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U.K.'s Mass Appeal for Disease Insights

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Science  03 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5569, pp. 824
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5569.824a

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LONDON-- Plans shifted into high gear this week for a huge repository of information on the genetics and lifestyle of the population of the United Kingdom. The $66 million BioBank UK hopes to collect data from half a million middle-aged Britons over the next decade. But a public battle is looming over how much access companies should have to the database.