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UK Biobank, based in Manchester, England, is the largest blood-based research project in the world. The research project will involve at least 500,000 people across the U.K., and follow their health for next 30 years or more, providing a resource for scientists battling diseases. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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UK Biobank Requires Earth's Geneticists To Cooperate, Not Compete

A project that shares medical information from 500,000 volunteers is driving innovative research around the world. The richness of the database means scientists are motivated to make it even better.

Chubbs, right, a golden retriever and his pal Louie, left, a French bulldog, greet their friend at a small dog park in Chevy Chase, Md. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The Real Problem At A Beltway Dog Park? Hint: It's Not The Dogs

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More Boys I Meet Carrie Underwood
Flat on the Floor Carrie Underwood
Night at the Museum Alan Silvestri
High And Dry Radiohead

Kholoud Sawaf, creator and director of 10,000 Balconies, stands at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, Ark., on Friday. Sarah Bentham for NPR hide caption

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'It Had To Be Love': A Syrian Playwright's Struggle To Tell A Story In Arkansas

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Kick It Natasha Bedingfield
Street Cred Corey Christiansen
To the Ground Death Cab for Cutie
Kids in '99 Death Cab for Cutie

UK Biobank, based in Manchester, England, is the largest blood-based research project in the world. The research project will involve at least 500,000 people across the U.K., and follow their health for next 30 years or more, providing a resource for scientists battling diseases. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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UK Biobank Requires Earth's Geneticists To Cooperate, Not Compete

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Weather Tycho
Work It (Instrumental) Missy Elliott
Theme from Rhoda Theme from Rhoda
Rhoda Rick Fenn & Nick Mason

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