All of Us

Illumina, Inc., which has a Madison affiliate, Epicentre, announced the launch of its new high-density genotyping array, the Infinium™ Global Diversity Array. This new array was developed for and inspired by the All of Us Research Program. All of Us is an historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States, to accelerate human disease research and improve health. ...

The underrepresentation of nonwhite ethnic groups in scientific research and in clinical trials is a disturbing trend. The implications of this problem in the limited realm of clinical trials have been reported, but the roots of the disparity run much deeper. Human genomic databases—collections of all the genetic information that has been sequenced over the years—are also heavily skewed toward people of European descent. Research programs, such as All of Us, aim to change this....

In possibly the largest research project in human history, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) “All of Us” program will gather information on one million individuals’ genomes. The University of Washington’s Northwest Genomics Center will become one of three centers for this research....