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Nationwide program seeks 1 million volunteers for medical research. Here's why.

Nationwide program seeks 1 million volunteers for medical research. Here's why.

It’s an ambitious goal: Recruit 1 million people to contribute their time and, in some cases, DNA toward a research project aimed at learning how to better treat diseases based on genetics, lifestyle and environment.

Northwestern University research assistant professor Joyce Ho says she’s up for the challenge.

Health care institutions across the country are taking part in the All of Us Research Program, and Ho is Northwestern’s lead investigator on the project. The Illinois Precision Medicine Consortium, which includes Northwestern, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago, Rush University Medical Center and NorthShore University HealthSystem, has received...

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