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NIH Renames Precision Medicine Cohort, Urges Patient Engagement

The NIH has renamed the Precision Medicine Cohort to the All of Us Research Program, bringing new opportunities for patient involvement in precision medicine.

NIH renames precision medicine cohort

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By Thomas Beaton

- The newly unveiled All of Us Research Program, formally known as the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort, will help the NIH collect diverse patient data and foster patient engagement to support its million-member precision medicine biobank.  

A $5 million grant opportunity will help community organizations and healthcare providers to enroll patients with a variety of ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic circumstances in order to gather a rich and accurate portrait of American patients.

"Researchers will use data from the program to learn more about how individual differences in lifestyle, environment and biological make-up can influence health and disease," the NIH announced in a press release. "By taking part, people will be able to learn more about their own health and contribute to an effort that will advance the health of generations to come. NIH plans to launch the program later this year."


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