NIH traveling exhibit focuses on genetic research

May 30, 2019

A traveling exhibit from the National Institutes of Health is in Sioux Falls through next week, allowing visitors to provide information that will help with research.

Sanford Health is hosting the All of Us Journey at Sanford Imagenetics at 22nd Street and Grange Avenue through Friday.

Then it will be at the Sanford Clinic at 26th Street and Sycamore Avenue from June 3-7 before moving on to Fargo.

Visitors to the exhibit will be asked to share information that could help disease treatment and prevention. That includes taking a survey, sharing electronic medical records and possibly providing blood or urine samples.

The level of participation is up to visitors.

“This is a great opportunity for our communities to be represented in this research effort,” said Rochelle Odenbrett, senior executive director with Sanford Imagenetics. “The future of medicine is treatment and prevention tailored to the individual, and this program gets us closer to understanding more about various populations.”

All of Us aims to build relationships and trust between researchers and participants, including among populations historically under-represented in research.

“All of us are unique, but today we live mostly in an era of ‘one-size-fits-all’ medicine,” said Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program. “I’m alive today because of precision medicine, and I think everyone deserves that same opportunity, no matter the color of your skin, your economic status, your age or your sex or gender. In other words, it will truly take all of us.”

For information, visit the website.

NIH traveling exhibit focuses on genetic research

A traveling exhibit from the National Institutes of Health is in Sioux Falls through next week, allowing visitors to provide information that will help with research.

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