MyCode: Revealing the links between our genes and our health
Eight years before President Obama announced a national focus on genomic research through the Precision Medicine Initiative, Geisinger Health System began enrolling participants in its genetic research biobank, MyCode. With 115,000+ patients enrolled so far and 50,000+ DNA samples sequenced (testing is free), the project is one of the largest of its kind globally. MyCode now is returning results to patients with one of 76 genetic changes that increase risk for 27 conditions, including breast cancer, colon cancer & cardiomyopathy. My cover story for Geisinger Magazine.
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