How to Join
A healthier future for all of us is the goal. To get there, we need your help.
At the moment, health care is often one-size-fits-all. But imagine a future where your health care is tailored to you. We want to make that future possible. How? By creating a resource that allows researchers to conduct thousands of studies on health and disease.
We expect the program to last at least ten years, and we hope you’ll stick with us throughout the study.
We are creating a research community of one million people who will share their unique health data. This will include answering survey questions about health, environment, and lifestyle. Some participants may also be asked to have their physical measurements taken, and/or give blood and urine samples. We’ll ask you to answer more questions from time to time. It’s up to you to decide how much data you share.
The health data we gather from our community of one million people will be added to a database. Researchers can then access this data to further understand how different factors, like environment, lifestyle, and genes, can impact health. This may help develop new medical treatments that are unique to individuals, and enable a future of precision medicine for all of us.
We take your privacy very seriously. When you provide personal information, your name and things that easily identify you will be removed, and replaced with a unique code. We’ll take care to keep your information secure.
Precision medicine is health care that is based on each individual. It takes into account factors like where you live, what you do, and your family health history. To make health care better in the future, we need to learn more about the differences that make each of us unique. Participants can help by sharing their health information for research.
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