DNA extraction completed for 250,000 participants

Dec 29, 2014 4:15 PM

DNA extraction has now been completed for almost half the cohort.

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. The stored, extracted DNA samples then become available for future genotyping studies. By the end 2014 DNA extraction has been completed for a total of  250,000 CKB participants.