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Integrating biomedical and clinical data with BioBank Japan

Disease susceptibility and responsiveness to treatment vary among individuals. To understand this diversity, it is crucial to investigate clinical materials and information from large sets of individuals, such as data that can be obtained from biobanks. BioBank Japan is one of the largest biobanks in East Asia and has a complementary role to biobanks from other populations, such as the UK Biobank, given the presence of diverse ethnic variations.

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Tanaka, T., Nagata, Y. & Takemoto, A. Integrating biomedical and clinical data with BioBank Japan. Nat Cardiovasc Res 1, 597–598 (2022).

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