Genomic data informs personalized care and improves health
Precision medicine, also known as personalized medicine, is an individualized approach to disease prevention and treatment. It considers differences in people’s genes, environments and lifestyles for health care. Understanding the interactions between genetics, behavior and environment can improve the health and well-being of communities. Our research in population genomics provides data to study risk factors for certain diseases, figure out which treatments work best for people of different backgrounds, connect people with the right clinical studies for their needs and learn how technology can lead to better health.
Our work includes the federally funded All of Us program and Connect for Cancer Prevention Cohort Study. We are also leading the research oversight and supporting patient enrollment for the myGenetics research program supported by HealthPartners in collaboration with Helix OpCo, LLC.
All of Us is a large, multi-center initiative to enroll one million or more participants across the United States to build one of the most diverse health databases in history. This program will help accelerate research and improve health by considering individual differences in lifestyle, socioeconomics, environment and biology. At HealthPartners we are recruiting adults 18 and over to participate in this study.