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Fri, Nov 13

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Precision Medicine, Why Your Genes Matter!

Healthcare is not one size fit all. By studying each person’s genomic differences, researchers will be able to gain new and valuable insight as to how environment, biology, and behavior influence disease and resilience.

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Precision Medicine, Why Your Genes Matter!
Precision Medicine, Why Your Genes Matter!

Time & Location

Nov 13, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Online

About the event

Join us as we take a proactive approach to helping researchers develop better treatments for All of Us. Take charge of your health and become part of the one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history! Diversity in a research program is important for several reasons. First, where we live, how we live, and our background can all affect our health. Second, many groups of people have been left out of research in the past. This means we know less about their health. By studying data from a diverse group of people, researchers can learn more about what makes people sick or keeps them healthy. What researchers learn could lead to better treatment and disease prevention for all of us.

In this live podcast recording and webinar series we will be speaking with Dr. Jonathan Jackson, Ph.D. - founder and Executive Director of the Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School as we take a deep dive into precision medicine and how we can become part of the solution.  All of Us is working to improve health care through research. Unlike research studies that focus on one disease or group of people, All of Us is building a diverse database that can inform thousands of studies on a variety of health conditions. 

As in any large-scale, long-term study there are significant challenges and concern and we look forward to opening up the can of warms to not only acknowledge and discuss them, but provide actionable solutions for how we can move forward. 

Sponsored by All of Us Research Program

Cost: Free

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