Poll: Majority of Scots back national DNA database

A majority of Scots would be willing to provide a blood sample to form part of a UK-wide national DNA database aimed at improving medical research, according to a new poll.
The findings came from a YouGov survey for the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry which asked 3,265 UK adults including 297 Scottish respondents for their views on allowing the use of personal data to combat diseases.
The ABPI represent research-based biopharmaceutical companies who supply more than 80 per cent of all branded medicines used by the NHS.
The poll found that 55 per cent of Scots who took part... read more

 
24 April 2018 in Health, Views: 61
Source: Scotsman
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