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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health today announced that the All of Us Research Program will begin enrolling participants nationwide this coming Sunday, May 6.

All of Us is a critical component of the Precision Medicine Initiative, which President Barack Obama launched in 2015. The research program aims to enroll 1 million Americans willing to donate biological samples and share a variety of data from electronic medical records, surveys, wearables, and genetic testing that researchers can use to learn more about diseases and develop treatments.

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Apr
30
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.

May
22
Sponsored by
Stilla

This webinar will outline the entire liquid biopsy workflow from cell-free DNA isolation to mutation detection by Crystal Digital PCR with the Naica System from Stilla Technologies.