How was my DNA obtained?

In 2002-3, NCDS carried out its first biomedical survey. As part of this survey, nurses took a blood sample from study members who gave their consent. White blood cells from this blood have been stored to provide a renewable source of DNA for non-commercial research.

In the Life in Your Early 60s Survey, during your nurse visit, we will ask for a blood sample and for your permission to extract DNA from this to store for future use.