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The Biobank Newsletter (Fall 2022)

The New York Times publishes article on study using the Mass General Brigham Biobank

November 20, 2019

"So, for the new study, which was published this month in Depression and Anxiety, researchers at Harvard University and other institutions decided to look into those issues. They began by turning to a trove of health data gathered for the ongoing Partners Biobank study. It contains records for thousands of men and women in the greater Boston area who have provided DNA samples and opened their electronic health records to investigators." - The New York Times

Read the article on the study using the Mass General Brigham Biobank titled "3 Hours of Exercise a Week May Lower Your Depression Risk" on The New York Times website.

Mass General Brigham Biobank Surpasses 100,000 Participants 

August 14, 2019

"This spring, the Biobank surpassed 100,000 participants, making it one of the largest biobanks in the country helping to accelerate clinical research that will allow physicians to better understand, treat and prevent diseases now and in the future. As of today, the program has about 106,000 participants and is on track to reach 110,000 this fall." - Brigham Bulletin

Read more about the Mass General Brigham Biobank's recent milestone. (Brigham Bulletin)

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