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Wuhan Biobank put into operation | 武汉国家级人类遗传资源库正式投用
  Wuhan Biobank, a national-level human genetic resources bank, was officially put into operation in Biolake on Nov. 23. The biobank is the largest one of its kind in Hubei, and also China's first third-party biobank legally approved after the Regulation of the People's Republic of China on the Administration of Human Genetic Resources came into effect.

  发稿 ▲ Wuhan Biobank located in Biolake
  Wuhan Biobank is jointly constructed by Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology and Hubei Science Technology Investment Group Co. Ltd. With a total area of nearly 30,000 square meters, the biobank's phase-I building can accommodate and preserve 15 million samples, store and analyse 30 petabytes (PB) of data.

  ▲ Sample models on display Photos by Gao Yong
  The biobank stores biological samples of a variety of tissues, blood, urine, cells, plasma, hemocyte, DNA, and RNA from humans. These big data information will be enhanced when it is shared, further technically developed, and commercialized to accelerate the development of new diagnosis and treatment technology, as well as the development of new medicine to achieve precise treatment.
  The biobank has reached strategic cooperation agreements with a number of first-class hospitals, colleges and universities, and enterprises in the country.
  (Edited by Pan Qian)