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Month: January 2016

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Biden’s Cancer Moonshot May Have Biobanks in its Stars

January 26, 2016

There has been a flurry of media around Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer moonshot plan since President Obama endorsed it in his final State of the Union address on January 12. The initiative aims to not only increase funding for cancer research, but also to encourage data sharing and hopefully double the pace of progress […]

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The Significance of National Blood Donor Month

January 14, 2016

January was declared National Blood Donor Month in 1970 due to the difficulty of recruiting donors specifically during this month. Perhaps it’s the increase of cold and flu symptoms, inclement weather, or the winter blues after the holiday season or just the fact that there are 31 days, but whatever the case may be, even […]

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Proposed Changes to the Common Rule Spark Debate

January 7, 2016

Public comments on the recently proposed changes to the Common Rule were accepted by the Department of Health & Human Services through yesterday. Commenting has been open since early September, and without a doubt opinions are varied. Last week, two well-known public figures with regard to specimen use in research made their views known, and […]

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