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How the All of Us Research Program is reshaping the future of medical research

To find solutions to our health problems, researchers need to understand our stories and study people from all backgrounds.

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The future of health in Wisconsin — and beyond — starts with you.

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Studies show more than 90% of participants from large genomics studies have been of European descent. The lack of diversity in research has hindered scientific discovery —until now.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s All of Us Research Program’s goal is to engage 1 million+ Americans in research to advance medical discoveries and treatment. Recently, it released data on nearly a quarter million whole genome sequences for broad research use. That means, to date, the group has information from 413,450+ participants. Of those, about 45% of the data was donated by people who self-identify with a racial or ethnic group that has been historically underrepresented in medical research — making the All of Us Research Project the world’s largest and most diverse data set of its kind.

Our backgrounds, lifestyles, and genes play important roles in our health. By studying these factors, researchers may find ways to improve health for you, your family, and future generations. Joining the All of Us Research Program can help change the future of health care.

The program is open to adults of all backgrounds and health statuses, even if they’re currently facing an illness. Learn more online or by calling (888) 294-2661. Participate in the project.*

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