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One million people, one medical gamble

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By Andy Coghlan YOU might donate blood to help save someone’s life. But would you donate your blood, your DNA, and your most intimate medical secrets on a promise that it may help save a life years from now? Half a million people will be expected to do just that in the coming months, with another half a million people to follow, as two huge medical research projects get under way in the UK and US. The British project, called Biobank, is due to start within weeks, after five years of preparation. The American project,