November 14, 2022
University of Michigan’s Precision Health is building a biorepository of genetic data for future research
The University of Michigan Precision Health program is launching MY PART, a genetic testing program aiming to collect a more diverse and holistic biorepository for future research. In an interview with the Michigan Daily, Jennifer Smith said this project is a better way to get holistic health information from patients, which will aid staff in conducting more accurate and beneficial research:
We think of genetics, and it (seems like) all geneticists, they only care about your genetic predisposition, but honestly, Precision Health is so much more than that. Being able to integrate genomics into social factors or environmental factors, really understanding the person as a whole, is very important.