News Archive

Second resurvey successfully completed

Sep 10, 2014 12:00 AM

The China Kadoorie Biobank’s second resurvey involving over 25,000 participants from 10 study areas is now complete. The final Regional Centre (RC) Qingdao (RC12) finished data collection in early September.

Resurvey: phase two progress report

May 15, 2014 9:00 AM

The second phase of the China Kadoorie Biobank’s second resurvey involves ~12,000 participants from 5 study areas and is progressing well.

Completion of pilot COPD adjudication project

Apr 1, 2014 9:00 AM

The pilot phase of work by the China Kadoorie Biobank to assess the quality of diagnosis of COPD cases obtained from health insurance database has been completed for ~1,100 randomly selected cases from all the ten regional centres.

Design of CKB genotyping array completed

Mar 30, 2014 9:00 AM

In collaboration with genotyping microarray manufacturer Affymetrix and our genomics partner in China, BGI-Shenzhen, the China Kadoorie Biobank team has completed the design of a low cost biobanking genotyping array optimised for Chinese populations.

Striking changes in women’s reproductive characteristics in China

Mar 17, 2014 12:00 PM

China has experienced major social and economic changes over the last several decades, and data from the China Kadoorie Biobank, published online in the International Journal of Epidemiology, showed striking changes in women’s reproductive factors over this period.