Precision Medicine Initiative to Focus on Minority GroupsAugust 19, 2019 |
by Christopher Cheney
More than 175,000 Americans have enrolled in the All of Us Research Program, which is set to have at least 1 million people enrolled over several decades.
Collecting data — such as biospecimens, health questionnaires, and electronic health records — from 1 million people will create a sample size capable of generating studies that account for individual differences in lifestyle, socioeconomic factors, environment, and biologic characteristics. The data repository has the potential to boost precision diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.