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Henry Ford, Spectrum Health Selected for Human Genome Project to Study Diseases

Friday, October 14, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kate Oesterle
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Henry Ford Health System in Detroit has been selected as one of several provider organizations to receive a share of a five-year, $5.5 million federal grant to lead data collection on a project that is part of the human genome research and precision medicine program.

The goal of the study, funded by the federal National Institutes of Health, is to better understand how individuals develop diseases based on lifestyle, environmental factors and genetics. The discoveries are hoped to lead to better prevention and treatment options.

"This range of information at the scale of one million people from all walks of life will be an unprecedented resource for researchers working to understand all of the factors that influence health and disease," NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., said in a statement.

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