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John, Volunteer Mentor
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Research for the Common Good

Posted by @johnbishop, Jan 13, 2017

I saw this ad on one of my Facebook groups and thought it would be worthwhile to participate and do the surveys. While it may not specifically help my situation it may help researchers develop better treatments for future generations. This research is being done by the University of Michigan.

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Genes for Good
Research for the Common Good. Do you know anyone who has had a heart attack or cancer? A friend who suffers from diabetes, blindness, or migraines? Or a family member who fights addiction, obesity, or mental illness?

Odds are you do. We aim to work toward cures for generations yet to come by generating and analyzing an enormous database of health and genetic information. The Genes for Good research study is a way to collect this information. This research will provide valuable biological insight into the causes of common diseases, and thus informing treatment and prevention efforts. To make the biggest advances, we need tens of thousands of participants.

Learn about Yourself. As a participant in Genes for Good you have a unique opportunity to learn about your health, behavior, ancestors, and how you compare to other study participants. Using plotting tools we visualize information you provide to the study in the App itself. If you like, you can also download your uninterpreted genetic data. After all, it’s your information and you should be able to do with it what you wish.

https://genesforgood.sph.umich.edu/

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Anyone know of other research projects related to health and wellness?

John

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