Green Buckeye RN

Boston.Com: Brigham Will Recruit Patients For Gene Study
July 14, 2010, 9:41 am
Filed under: News

Massive effort’s goal is to explain role in disease
By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / July 13, 2010
Patients who go to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for routine care will soon be asked to provide a blood sample for genetic testing, with the results used to build a massive database to help untangle how genes affect human health.

The researchers ultimately hope to compile genetic information from 100,000 patients — some ill, some healthy. By linking the data to medical records and following patients over time, the scientists hope to illuminate the interplay of genes, lifestyle, and the environment in causing disease.

 Read the article at


Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: