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Program Update | Update on All of Us’s Genomics Plan

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Eric Dishman, former director of the All of Us Research Program, gives an update about the program’s genomics strategy. All of Us recently announced its intent to fund Genome Centers to do genotyping and whole genome sequencing for 1 million participants. The program will also be launching a pilot to responsibly return genomic data to participants. 

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Program Update | How is the All of Us Research Program unique?

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In scientific research, a cohort is described as a group of people who are studied over time and whose data helps move science forward. There are many large cohort research programs around the world that offer valuable insights on health and disease. Eric Dishman, former director of the All of Us Research Program, explains the four ways that All of Us—a large research program with a goal of enrolling a million or more people—is innovative and unique.

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Program Update | New Participant Partners

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A central principle of the All of Us Research Program is to include participants as partners. All of Us former director Eric Dishman welcomes the 22 program participants who recently joined the program's committees and advisory panel to support the design, implementation, and governance of the program.

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Program Update | New Community Health Center Partners

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Eric Dishman, former director of the All of Us Research Program, welcomes over 40 new community health center partners from across the country to the All of Us family. He discusses how this partnership will enable All of Us to reach diverse communities and allow the health centers to build their research capacity and improve their electronic health record systems.

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Program Update | Building Bridges of Trust: Why Community Relationships are Vital to All of Us

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Some communities may be hesitant to trust a research program because there have been times in our history when government-funded research hurt people. There are ethics policies in place so events like this don't ever happen again. In this vlog, All of Us Research Program former director Eric Dishman openly discusses the past, and talks about how All of Us is working to build trust with communities for a healthier future.

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Program Update | All of Us Establishes Genetic Counseling Resource

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All of Us former Director Eric Dishman shares an update about the program’s expanded partnership with Color, a health technology company, to establish the All of Us genetic counseling resource. Color's network of genetic counselors will help All of Us participants understand their genomic testing results and what it means for their health and their families.

A genome is an organism’s complete set of DNA, including all of its genes. Each genome contains all of the information needed to build and maintain that organism. In humans, a copy of the entire genome—more than 3 billion DNA base pairs—is contained in all cells that have a nucleus.