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Let’s Leverage All of Us To Learn More About Health and Disease in Diverse Populations

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Helene M. Langevin, M.D.

February 19, 2024

In a new commentary in Nature Medicine, all of us in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) leadership invite all of you in the research community to take advantage of the extraordinary resources made available by NIH’s All of Us Research Program. 

Like several other population-based programs, All of Us is collecting extensive genomic and health data from large numbers of volunteers. However, the All of Us Research Program has the unique advantage of a highly diverse group of participants, half of whom are of non-European genetic ancestry. The diversity of the All of Us cohort enables discoveries to be made that would not be possible with more narrowly focused datasets. By leveraging All of Us, we can advance precision medicine for all populations.

Please take a few minutes to read our commentary, which highlights strategic areas in which the scientific community can partner with All of Us using its cloud-based Researcher Workbench. And check out this news release about brand new research results from All of Us, including the identification of more than 275 million genetic variants that have never been reported before. They may inspire you to explore the All of Us data to drive new discoveries of your own.

Helene M. Langevin, M.D.
Helene M. Langevin, M.D.