Biobanks play a crucial role in medical research, providing users with well-characterized and professionally annotated collections of biospecimens. The French Chronic Kidney Disease – Renal Epidemiology and Information Network (CKD-REIN) project is a prospective cohort study that was established to identify the determinants, biomarkers and practice patterns associated with chronic kidney disease outcomes.
The CKD-REIN study included collection and processing of biomaterials, especially to enable their future use in genome-wide association studies. Whole blood samples of the cohort study were processed into buffy coats followed by genomic DNA (gDNA) extraction and quality control (QC) by the Biobanque de Picardie.
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