The CARTaGENE bio-bank project is planning to expand its data bank in order to take a snapshot of the health of the Quebec population. The program is collecting blood samples and medical information from thousands of residents, with each sample representing the health, lifestyle and genetic makeup of the population. The results should help researchers better understand both inherited and non-inherited medical conditions.
You can read more in an article in CBC News at http://goo.gl/JxIWa. A similar article is available in French at http://goo.gl/6HSxY.
My thanks to Yvonne Dolbec for telling me about this article.