DNA extraction completed for 150,000 participants

Mar 11, 2014 12:00 PM

DNA extraction has been completed for 150,000 CKB participants.

Using frozen buffy coat samples stored since the baseline survey, DNA is extracted at the BGI laboratory in Shenzen, and samples are returned to the Fuwai Hospital National Cardiovascular Biocentre in Beijing for long-term storage. It is expected that DNA from 250,000 CKB participants will be available for research by the end of 2014.