A new pilot program called Sync for Genes, funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and designed to help bring clinical genomics to the point of care, is quickly taking shape in support of the National Institutes of Health’s Precision Medicine Initiative.
S4Genes is critical to supporting PMI’s national cohort of 1 million or more Americans—the All of Us research program—who will contribute their health information to the landmark study managed by NIH, according to Acting National Coordinator for Health IT Jon White, MD. The information gathered from volunteers will form the basis of a data set that researchers will use to identify better ways to prevent and treat diseases.
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