Landmark Precision Medicine Research Effort Releases Its First Genomic Dataset; “All of Us” Research Program Hopes to Gather Health & Genetic Information from 1 Million People, Using the Information to Advance Research and Medical Progress

On March 17, 2022, it was announced that the All of Us Research Program , a nationwide effort to gather information from 1 million or more people living in the United States, then use that data to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, has released its first genomic dataset featuring whole genome sequences from nearly 100,000 participants. “Until now, more than 90 percent of participants from large genomics studies have been of European descent. The lack of diversity in research has hindered scientific discovery,” said Josh Denny, MD, Chief Executive Officer of the All of Us Research Program. “All of Us participants are leading the way toward more equitable representation in medical research through their involvement. And this is just the beginning. Over time, as we expand our data and add new tools, this dataset will become an indispensable resource for health research.”

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