BioMe Biobank Program
ID Number 07-0529Principal Investigator(s)
Erwin P Bottinger
The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine
BioMe Biobank is a database of blood samples and health information to be used for present and future research projects. Using genetic information obtained from blood samples along with health information, scientists can gain a better understanding of the factors that cause disease. This understanding may then lead to interventions that prevent a disease from occurring or to new targets for treating a disease. By volunteering, which requires a one-time blood draw and family history questionnaire, participants are contributing to research that may create new means of preventing and treating disorders that may benefit people in the future. Heart disease, cancer, asthma diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease are just a few of the conditions BioMe Biobank may help scientists understand.
Recruiting Patients: Yes