Precision Health

Precision medicine, via genetic testing through the UW Carbone Cancer Center, allowed a Wisconsin woman to beat back cancer. Now, more than two years later, Sally Reisem, who spent years volunteering for 4-H in and around Evansville, a town of 5,000 people south of Madison is about to see a dream come true: She will be grand marshal of the Fourth of July parade....

The Asian American population is the largest-growing demographic in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But surprisingly, an Asian American is not typically represented when it comes to participating in health studies and gathering medical information. The All of Us program and precision medicine aim to reduce this disparity....

Just as money in the bank boosts your financial well-being, biobanks have the power to impact your health. Think of biobank samples as assets that researchers can draw upon to improve disease treatments. Mayo Clinic's biobank contributed to a breakthrough in diabetes research and, now, will contribute to health research nationwide as the biobank for the "All of Us" Research Program....

The All of Us Research Program has recently issued a funding announcement for Genome Centers to generate genotype and whole genome sequence data from participants’ biosamples. Information produced from the Genome Centers will become a critical component in the program’s precision medicine research platform, a national resource for investigators working on a variety of important health questions....