Like the NeuroScience in Psychiatry Network (NSPN), U-Change is aiming to further understand the role played by genetics and hormones in the development of the adolescent brain and mind. As a result participants who join either the cognition only arm, or cognition arm with an MRI scan, may also be invited to donate a blood sample and join the Cambridge Bio-resource (if they are not already a member). This may be scheduled on the same day as your assessment or you could be invited too come back to one of our blood clinics, on a different date.
The Cambridge BioResource is a resource of thousands of volunteers who are willing to be approached to participate in research studies investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease. By providing a blood sample, your DNA can be isolated which will help to determine your genetic make-up. You may then be invited to participate in further research on the basis of this. Further details can be found in the Cambridge BioResource information booklet or by visiting the Cambridge BioResource website.
Click on the age appropriate Information Sheets below, to find out more information about how to donate a blood sample.