Domesticated Animal Biobanking: Land of Opportunity

Linn F. Groeneveld*, Sigbjørn Gregusson, Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Sipke J. Hiemstra, Kristian Hveem, Juha Kantanen, Hannes Lohi, Lina Stroemstedt, Peer Berg

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In the past decade, biobanking has fuelled great scientific advances in the human medical sector. Well-established domesticated animal biobanks and integrated networks likewise harbour immense potential for great scientific advances with broad societal impacts, which are currently not being fully realised. Political and scientific leaders as well as journals and ethics committees should help to ensure that we are well equipped to meet future demands in livestock production, animal models, and veterinary care of companion animals.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1002523
JournalPloS Biology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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