Liz Horn, PhD, Patient Advocate Bio and Contact Info
Listen (8:22) What is biobanking?
Listen (4:05) Sample collection and the diagnostic odyssey
Listen (5:45) Security and privacy concerns
Listen (2:46) The bigger picture
Patients with rare diseases are constantly pestered with sample collection. Blood and tissue samples are required for many different kinds of testing, and often the specialist clinicians or researchers do not connect and share with each other. Biobanks are an emerging solution for aggregating patient samples for research. As Dr. Liz Horn says in this interview, biobanks and disease registries have become an invaluable resource for both patients and those treating and studying them.
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