The National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) All of Us Research Program is building one fo the largest biomedical data resources of its kind with health data from a diverse group of participants across the United States, including people and communities who have been left out of medical research in the past. Data include biological factors and social determinants of health on a large, inclusive scale that tracks participants as they move, age, and grow (longitudinal study design).
Data sources include:
The diverse database, which is a part of the Precision Medicine Initiative, is intended to inform studies on a multitude of conditions.
Precision medicine is individualized care that considers the environment, lifestyle, family health history, and genetic makeup of a patient. It acknowledges that certain treatments work differently for people with different backgrounds, treats patients as individuals, and can reduce health care costs by providing the right treatment the first time.
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We are one nation, one people. When called upon to give from within, we come together and find that our capacity to help others is limitless. Here, we are fearless. What lies inside all of us is more than data. Its life. Its more than insight and medical research. Its vision and honor and compassion.
What's flowing through America's veins is its diversity. The next great breakthrough will be found in each and every one of us, and what we find there will unlock mysteries, heal the sick, and eradicate disease.
We ask for one million individuals to come forward and stand on this landmark in history. We ask America to do, once again, what she has always done. Lead the way forward. We're one nation, one people. But all of us are different, and it's those very differences that will lead to answers for generations to come.
The AoU Research Hub is a collaboration site for researchers.