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RPGEH: A world-class genomics project studying disease causes and healthy aging

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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RPGEH: A world-class genomics project studying disease causes and healthy aging

It’s not every day Division of Research staff members are briefed by a Nobel Prize winner. Recently, 100 employees of the Division and its Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health (RPGEH) hosted Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, one of three scientists awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Her visit was no coincidence. Thanks […]

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RPGEH: Fast facts

Saturday, January 29, 2011

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A bullet-point list of basic facts about the Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health. The goal is a database with 500,000 participants. -- 430,000 have completed a health survey -- 170,000 gave saliva samples Future participants will be asked for blood samples, rather than saliva, so researchers may also collect data found in blood -- not saliva -- about biomarkers and environmental exposures

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