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UK Biobank is a national and international health resource with unparalleled research opportunities, open to all bona fide health researchers. UK Biobank aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses – including cancer, heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, eye disorders, depression and forms of dementia. It is following the health and well-being of 500,000 volunteer participants and provides health information, which does not identify them, to approved researchers in the UK and overseas, from academia and industry. Scientists, please ensure you read the background materials before registering. To our participants, we say thank you for supporting this important resource to improve health. Without you, none of the research featured on this website would be possible.

Latest News

Genetic changes associated with physical activity emerge thanks to machine learning pioneers

December 10th, 2018

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People living in deprived areas are more vulnerable to the effects of unhealthy lifestyles

November 20th, 2018

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Being overweight likely to cause depression, even without health complications

November 13th, 2018

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Latest Publications

Polygenic Risk Scores for Prediction of Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Subtypes

Type: article, Author: Nasim Mavaddat, Kyriaki Michailidou, Joe Dennis, Michael Lush, Laura Fachal, Andrew Lee, Jonathan P. Tyrer, Date: 2018-12-13

GWAS identifies 14 loci for device-measured physical activity and sleep duration

Type: article, Author: Aiden Doherty and Karl Smith-Byrne and Teresa Ferreira and Michael V. Holmes and Chris Holmes and Sara L. Pulit and Cecilia M. Lindgren, Date: 2018-12-10

Genome-wide study of hair colour in UK Biobank explains most of the SNP heritability

Type: article, Author: Michael D. Morgan and Erola Pairo-Castineira and Konrad Rawlik and Oriol Canela-Xandri and Jonathan Rees and David Sims and Albert Tenesa and Ian J. Jackson , Date: 2018-12-10

A linear mixed-model approach to study multivariate gene–environment interactions

Type: article, Author: Rachel Moore and Francesco Paolo Casale and Marc Jan Bonder and Danilo Horta and BIOS Consortium and Lude Franke and Inês Barroso and Oliver Stegle , Date: 2018-11-26

Sex differences in risk factors for myocardial infarction: cohort study of UK Biobank participants

Type: article, Author: Elizabeth R C Millett and Sanne A E Peters and Mark Woodward, Date: 2018-11-07

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UK Biobank Imaging Study

If you’ve received an invitation to be scanned, we should be delighted to see you at our scanning assessment centre. To make an appointment, you should call the UK Biobank Participant Resource Centre on 0800 0 276 276 8am-6pm Mon – Fri and Sat 8am-4pm. For more information, please visit the UK Biobank Imaging web site.

Participants scanned so far

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Keeping in touch

Participant queries

Please call the UK Biobank Participant Resource Centre on 0800 0 276 276 (free from most phones) 8am-6pm Mon – Fri and Sat 8am-4pm or email us. You can also update your contact details via this website.

Researcher enquiries

Please study the information provided in this website and email us if you have any further enquiries.

Questions about the study

If you have any questions about our research as a participant or researcher, please view our Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us..