Last updated Jun 30, 2017
GENETICS DATA WILL BOOST RESEARCH
Our genes control the way our cells work – and account for our similarities and differences, including our susceptibility to disease and how we might respond to treatment. UK Biobank has obtained huge amounts of genetic information from samples of blood provided by you when you joined the project – and there is enormous excitement from researchers around the world in using it for health research. Genetic information from UK Biobank is particularly valuable, since researchers use it alongside a wide range of other information you have kindly provided about your health and well-being. Genetic studies using UK Biobank data are already advancing health research and very many more are planned for the future.