Introduction of CCTS Biobank
Dr. Eric Boerwinkle and Dr. Erica Yu from UTHSC at Houston introduce CCTS Biobank. They give a brief description of the history of the Biobank, as well as its uses and benefits.
“Banking on Breakthroughs” Article
UTHealth leaders are developing a system that would boost scientific discoveries through the CCTS Biobank. The ability of the biobank to connect researchers to thousands of samples and related data is making possible genetic research that will impact the health of the nation.
Research Utilizing Biobank
The following video shows Biobank’s research on genetics and depression. There is an increasing importance of biobanks to the work of scientists who depend on large numbers of biological samples and data to answer research questions. The CCTS Biobank consists of more than 200,000 human biological samples – including plasma, serum, DNA, buffy coat, urine and saliva.