discoveries magazine

Better Together

It takes a village to speed up medical breakthroughs. That’s the idea behind the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, a groundbreaking precision medicine project that is gathering genetic, biological, environmental, health, and lifestyle data from a million volunteers over 10 years. The program, launched with help from Cedars-Sinai, will use this valuable data for thousands of studies into a wide variety of health conditions. The goal is to develop more effective ways to prevent and treat disease.

“This program complements our own dedicated efforts in precision medicine,” says Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH, vice dean of Research and Graduate Research Education at Cedars-Sinai. “We provide care and conduct research to benefit a large and diverse segment of the California population, and welcome the opportunity to join our patients—and other experts and centers—in this important national endeavor.”

Participants in All of Us are considered partners in the research. The important data they provide will be kept private, but they will have access to the program’s overall findings. Congress has authorized nearly $1.45 billion toward the effort.

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