BBMRI-LPC 3rd call


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The country’s genetic biobank is still in its earliest stages, but the government hopes to one day have enough donors to totally overhaul its health-care system.

The 3rd BBMRI-LPC Workshop “Biobanks, data and access”  26th-28th of August 2015, Tartu, Estonia.