data bank

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Recent Examples on the Web Kaper knew that the odds were low that a man born in India and raised in the Netherlands could find his genetic relatives in an American data bank. Bhavya Dore, Quartz, "Despite mixed results, south Asian adoptees turn to DNA tests," 20 Oct. 2020 The public can search the data bank for state or national numbers, but not the names of doctors disciplined. Jayne O'donnell, USA TODAY, "Discipline against bad doctors plummets amid COVID-19 – and more medical errors may slip through cracks," 8 Sep. 2020 When potential clients contact the center, they are screened and their information is entered into the hunger center’s data bank. cleveland, "Parma Hunger Center continues to help residents in need: Sun Postings," 1 June 2020 Using its elaborate data bank, Trump’s team is focused on maximizing turnout of rural white voters. Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times, "Democrats gear up for brutal 2020 fight with Trump in Michigan," 9 Mar. 2020 National data bank for background checks The patients at Hacienda and other intermediate-care facilities need highly specialized care because of severe and complex medical needs. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "Hacienda HealthCare patient rape case prompts federal legislation," 13 Feb. 2020 Two researchers inspired by Mallory’s case, Jessica Sacher and Jan Zheng, have created Phage Directory, the first phage therapy data bank. Diane Shader Smith, STAT, "My daughter is gone but her legacy lives on through her writing and phage therapy," 13 Nov. 2019 In 1971, Senate hearings on federal data banks revealed the existence of a vast program of domestic surveillance conducted by the U.S. military. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, "Edward Snowden and the Rise of Whistle-Blower Culture," 16 Sep. 2019 The kind of writing professionals practice draws on an extensive data bank in the author’s head, one filled with literary illusions, ancient and new, historical reference points, buried memories and Google. Mike Oliver | Moliver@al.com, al, "My Vinyl Countdown plays with words, like Bob Dylan," 1 Sep. 2019

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2020

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“Data bank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/data%20bank. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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