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How Your DNA Could Change the Future of Health

How Your DNA Could Change the Future of Health

FARGO, N.D.– A National Institute is collecting volunteers’ DNA and lifestyle information.

The National Institute of Health’s All of Us research program hopes to get 1 million volunteers over 10 years of touring.

The group has been taking volunteers since last May, and already has more than 200,000.

“I came mostly for the research part, to help,” said volunteer Russel Emerson. “Yes we will find something out about ourselves, but I really wanted to give my DNA and all the information so it would help further research on diseases and other genetic things for medical reasons.”

The goal of their research is to gather health information like genetics, lifestyle and environment from a variety of people to work towards precision medicine.