Domesticated animal biobanking: land of opportunity
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CitationGroeneveld LF. Gregusson S. Guldbrandtsen B. Hiemstra SJ. Hveem K. Kantanen J. Lohi H. Stroemstedt L. Berg P. (2016). Domesticated animal biobanking: land of opportunity. PLOS BIOLOGY, 14 (7) , e1002523. 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002523.
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.