DNA barcoding for genetic research

Aurora Health Care is launching an IT-fueled research effort to support personalized medicine based on genetic research. The Orbit program creates a repository of lab specimens and electronic health records that researchers worldwide can use when conducting clinical trials. Aurora patients volunteer to have blood samples left over from their lab tests sent to the Orbit center, where DNA is extracted, bar coded, and frozen. The bar codes enable the linking of the specimens to each person's electronic record without identifying personal information. Report

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