The Partners HealthCare Biobank
The Partners HealthCare Biobank is a large research program designed to help researchers understand how people’s health is affected by their genes, lifestyle, and environment. This large research data and sample repository provides access to high-quality, consented blood samples to help foster research, advance our understanding of the causes of common diseases, and advance the practice of medicine.
For the Partners research community, the Biobank provides:
- Banked samples (plasma, serum, and DNA) collected from consented patients
- Blood samples that were discarded after clinical testing in the Crimson Cores maintained in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital Pathology Departments
- Sample handling and preparation services
All patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital are welcome to participate. For non Partners patients, who are still interested in joining, please contact our staff.
Participation in the Partners Biobank can help us better understand, treat, and even prevent the diseases that might affect the health of future generations.
The Partners HealthCare Biobank has provided samples to enable research in the following areas:
- Whole genome sequencing
- Cardiovascular disease
- Spinal disk herniation
- Rheumatic diseases
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Skin disease
- Cerebral Aneurysm
- Pain therapy
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Please visit the Partners HealthCare Biobank website.
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