The All of Us Research Program is a nationwide effort to build one of the most diverse health databases for research in the world by gathering health information from a million or more people living in the United States. It has now published its first genomic dataset featuring whole genome sequences from nearly 100,000 participants across the country. This dataset is now available to researchers to use in the effort to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs.
The Keck School of Medicine of USC recruited more than 5,000 of these participants as part of the California Precision Medicine Consortium, which includes UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Davis, UC San Francisco and Cedars-Sinai.
“Our hope is that this will really transform the way medicine is conducted in the future and in particular help get underrepresented populations into the evidence base,” said Daniella Meeker, PhD, an associate professor of population and public health sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the school’s principal investigator for the All for Us Research Program.
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