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The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Genetics and Genomics of Excellence, based at the University of Manchester has established world leading collections of biological samples (including blood, serum, plasma and DNA) obtained from patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and now maintain over 10,000 samples with ongoing collection of 1,000 samples per year. The longitudinal nature of our sample collections is unique in the UK and internationally, with the collection being amassed over 20 years, and underpins all our internationally renowned work.