Diversity on display with newly released genomic dataset

March 17, 2022

Diversity on display with newly released genomic dataset

A diverse, thorough dataset of a nearly 100,000 genome sequences is now available to scientists through the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program.

UW Medicine’s Northwest Genomics Center in Seattle is one of three genome centers involved in the bold project.

"The goal is to improve precision medicine, medical care that is aimed at the individual and not what works better in a giant population," said Dr. Gail Jarvik, a geneticist and the head of the Genetic Medicine Clinic at UW Medical Center – Montlake. 

About 50% of the data in the newly released scientific resource is from individuals who identify with racial or ethnic groups that have historically been underrepresented in research. The dataset will enable researchers to address as yet unanswerable questions about health and disease. Such studies could lead to new breakthroughs and advance discoveries to reduce persistent health disparities.

In our news release, learn more about how the dataset represents a breakthrough for diversity in human genomics.

Download broadcast-ready video assets with Jarvik detailing the "All of Us" Research Program.

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