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UW-Madison joins research fight to help ‘All of Us’

By Eric Franke, Channel3000.com

The UW is at the center of the most ambitious medical research project of our time, one that will affect all of us.

The All of Us research program has a goal of recruiting 1 million participants over the next five years, and 100,000 of them will come from Wisconsin.

“It’s to really change the way we do research in terms of diagnosis, treatment and prevention, by identifying risk factors for hundreds of conditions,” one of the principal co-investigators, Dr. Dorothy Farrar Edwards, said. “This is the first really huge initiative to get enough people that are diverse enough to address these problems in a representative sample.”

Already, more than 4,000 Wisconsin residents have signed up in a short period of time. The Wisconsin research group consists of researchers at UW-Madison, the Marshfield Clinic and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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