UK biobank: an open access resource for identifying the causes of a wide range of complex diseases of middle and old age

PLoS Med. 2015 Mar 31;12(3):e1001779. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001779. eCollection 2015 Mar.


Cathie Sudlow and colleagues describe the UK Biobank, a large population-based prospective study, established to allow investigation of the genetic and non-genetic determinants of the diseases of middle and old age.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Access to Information*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aging
  • Biological Specimen Banks*
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms / etiology
  • Phenotype
  • Prospective Studies
  • Research*
  • United Kingdom