Inherited Aortic & Related Connective Tissue Disorders Biobank, v1
In the early 1990s, we set up long-term collaborative studies whereby patients and their families with different types of connective tissue disorders were ascertained, and with informed consent, gave blood samples to help our international research team discover the underlying cause of their connective tissue disorder. For this purpose, tissue, blood and/or DNA samples were kept frozen, and resulting in the creation of the Inherited Aortic & Related Connective Tissue Disorders Biobank. Recently, a new interest in using modern DNA analysis techniques to help review these families, has arisen. This necessitates further exchange of samples, from the biobank, to Dr Aragon-Martin (Research Director of Sonalee Laboratory and Manager of the Inherited Aortic & Related Connective Tissue Disorders Biobank) who will further these studies in the Sonalee Laboratory. These samples were initially collected by Dr Anne Child, with funding from the Marfan Trust. Now, this collection is going to become a biobank that is the compilation of many connective tissue disorders and samples through many years of studies, creating a priceless collection for research.
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Last Updated: 14/11/2022
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