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Iceland’s deCODE Program Wants to Use Its Biobank to Diagnose and Treat Diseases

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Sample management

While biobanking is now considered an integral part of translational research, few projects have been as groundbreaking or revolutionary as Iceland’s deCODE program. Established in Reykjavik in 1994, the controversial project sought to collect and study genetic information from the country’s entire population. Now, 20 years later, the program’s leaders have revealed a number of fascinating statistics about genetic diseases and other factors affecting Iceland’s population. However, in a recent presentation, these scientists have begun pushing for another cont