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Geisinger takes giant steps toward precision medicine with its EHR-linked genomic initiative

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Geisinger Health System has enlisted 100,000 people for its genomic study and did so more quickly than expected. Attracting so many volunteers over two years has prompted program executives to raise the bar to 250,000 or more participants.

The study called MyCode Community Health Initiative launched in January 2014 in collaboration with the Regeneron Genetics Center. It is the largest study in the United States with electronic health records linked to large-scale DNA sequencing data.

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