Read the Biobank Newsletter (Fall 2020)

The Fall 2020 issue of the Mass General Brigham Biobank newsletter for Biobank participants has been released.

Read the Biobank Newsletter (Spring 2019)

June 25, 2019

The Spring 2019 issue of the Mass General Brigham Biobank newsletter for Biobank participants has been released.

Read the Biobank Newsletter (Spring 2018)

May 22, 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of the Mass General Brigham Biobank newsletter for Biobank participants has been released

WBUR publishes article on the Mass General Brigham Biobank

September 27, 2017

This summer, I got an email with the subject line, “Help researchers at Mass. General or the Brigham make discoveries.” Think the Boston hospitals — Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital — were hitting me up for a check? Wrong. Not long afterward, as I was passing through a busy lobby of Mass. General, an eye-grabbing kiosk invited me to “Join us to help shape the future of healthcare.” Once again, it sure sounded like a charity appeal. But the recruiters didn't want my money. They wanted my DNA and my medical records, to help them build a massive database for research called a biobank.

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