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SAN ANTONIO, July 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — South Texas Blood & Tissue has partnered with the National Institutes of Health We all Research program to recruit and enroll participants in one of the nation’s largest and most diverse health information databases.
We all aims to enroll at least 1 million participants reflecting the rich diversity of the US. This information will help researchers understand how biology, lifestyle and our environment affect our health.
One of the major goals of this program is to increase diversity in medical research. Many population groups have historically been excluded from research, meaning less is known about the health of these groups.
South Texans can participate in the program by visiting JoinAllofUs.org/SouthTexasBlood. After completing an online portion (including study consents and health history surveys), participants may be asked to visit South Texas Blood & Tissue in San Antonio for physical measurements and to provide blood and urine samples for the program.
Biological information, health surveys and physical measurements can help researchers in the new field of precision Medicine, that aims to develop customized treatments that are not one-size-fits-all. This resource enables researchers to conduct thousands of health and disease studies.
All information collected for We all are stored on protected computers, and the NIH removes participants’ names and other direct identifiers such as social security numbers.
Participants can be compensated for their time and travel with a $25 gift card after dropping their samples off at South Texas Blood & Tissue. By participating in the program, participants can also obtain specific information about their DNA, which could help them learn more about their unique traits and genetic lineage if…