Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Patient DNA To Be Analyzed By Default At Vanderbilt University Medical Center

From the Tennessean:
DNA from as many as 400,000 people will be fed over five years into a database at Vanderbilt University Medical Center under a $5 million research program expected to launch in the fall.

Patients at the hospital and its clinics will have the option to call a hot line and opt out.

The data will be extracted from blood that would otherwise be thrown out, from lab tests or other uses...
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