Estonia to send 3,000 blood cell samples to Slovenia and Germany

  • 2012-05-07

TALLINN - Red blood cell samples from over 3,000 Estonian donors will soon be sent to researchers in Slovenia and Germany for gene tests aimed to to help treatment of children suffering from leukemia, the Estonian national news portal ERR reports.

The University of Tartu, which operates the Estonian Genome Project, received the requests from the pharmacology department of the University of Ljubljana and the Dr. Margarete Fisher-Bosch Institute of Clinical Pharmacology in Germany.

Tartu University's Ethics Committee on Human Research approved the project, yet it still needs the cabinet's confirmation.