genomics

How to enroll in "All of Us"

I received a great question through my website today: "How can I enroll in All of Us?"

If you're interested, visit this site: https://www.joinallofus.org and sign up for more details by clicking the "join now” button.

The project is in "beta testing" with 2,500 participants across 50 sites, to get the system up and running. According to this recent Genome Web article, the project will be opening to additional participants in spring 2018.

If you sign up now, expect to receive update emails that will give you more information over time. The All of Us website and Twitter are how I receive my updates, so I don't have any tips or insider info to share. 

Will signing up now lead to an earlier chance at enrollment? Not sure. But if you like to line up early for the best seat in the house, or generally live your life as the early bird going after the worms, I guess there's no harm in trying!

 

"All of Us" is starting

I wrote about the "All of Us" study once before (here) and plan to continue with the updates.

In only one year since the announcement of its launch, the project has gone from an idea to having already registered Participant #1! Excellent work, those at the NIH and all of the partner centers. I know that was no easy task!

The project is in its "beta" phase, meaning the basic infrastructure is in place and a few people have been let in the door to see how the system is working. Tweaks will continue forever for any big project, but this is Major Tweaking Phase.

Interested in following this project? Learn more details here at the project's website and check back on the Watershed DNA blog.

 

 

 

Genomics Discussions in the NYMAC region

I look forward to participating in the 2016 NYMAC Summit in Baltimore, Maryland. After introducing the topic of technical assistance and genetic counseling assistants, I'll share the platform with fellow genetic counselor, Beth Vogel. Beth has been a pioneer in the creation of Genetic Counseling Assistant positions at her institution. This topic of expanding the career choices for people interested in genetics and genetic counseling is one about which I have written in the past.

Looking forward to a lively and engaging discussion with genetic counselors and geneticists in attendance in Baltimore tomorrow!  

 

The conference took place at the Baltimore Grand hotel & conference center. Stained glass window enthusiasts, this place is a must-see on any trip you make to Baltimore! 

The conference took place at the Baltimore Grand hotel & conference center. Stained glass window enthusiasts, this place is a must-see on any trip you make to Baltimore! 

Genealogy and Genomics Take Their Vows

Read Brianne's guest blog post at DNA Digest today! This latest piece titled Genealogy and Genomics Take Their Vows includes a summary of genomics research projects engaging different aspects of genealogical discovery. This was written for the crowd already involved in genomics research, so there may be some lingo new to many readers new to the DNA journey.

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