WBUR publishes article on the Partners Biobank

September 22, 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.

 

Click here to read the article titled ‘Why a Biobank May Soon Ask You for Your DNA and Medical Record’ on the WBUR website.

 

 

 

 

 

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