Started the most ambitious project of sequencing human DNA

Recently on our portal we wrote about the fact that in DNA the number of genes was much more than we previously thought. But the experiments with the carrier of genetic information and do not even think to end. For example, just recently, the National institutes of health (NIH) received from the government funding in the amount of 28.6 million dollars, Yes the construction of centers of genetic data. The project was called All of Us and it is already being called the most ambitious project to study DNA in history.

In the framework of the project All of Us scientists plan to allocate, to sequence and to contribute to the database information about DNA about 1 million people. At this point the program checked 110000 people, 60000 of which already passed the first phase of preliminary data collection. The material and its study will produce in the major US universities: Medical College Baylor, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Texas, Washington University and the University of Cambridge.

In the course of the study the participants of the project, participants provide their DNA for the study and undergo surveys about health and lifestyle. But “word for it” no one is going. Each person will have multiple times to pass a series of tests to identify any abnormalities and correlate them with genes, and also provide information about the level of physical activity and fitness trackers, apps, smart watches and other gadgets. As stated by one of the Directors of the NIH, Francis Collins,

“Project “human Genome” was completed 15 years and now we are starting not less than a large-scale event which will gather an enormous volume of genetic information. The new database will help improve not only knowledge about our body, but will positively affect the health of future generations.”

All data collected will be collected in a single database in depersonalized form. In addition, each project member will have access to information about their own genome. At stage 1 the “individual cell” will contain information about 59 genes associated with a number of dangerous diseases. In the future, this information will be supplemented. As stressed by the head of the project All of Us Eric Dishman,

“Our main task is to provide a variety of information. In the program All of Us involved representatives of various social groups, including those who had not participated in similar experiments.”

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