Tonight at 10: UW-Madison joins research fight to help ‘All of Us’

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is at the center of the most ambitious medical research project of our time. One that will affect all of us.

The All of Us research program has a goal of recruiting one million participants over the next five years, and 100,000 of them will come from Wisconsin.

” It’s to really change the way we do research in terms of diagnosis, treatment and prevention, by identifying risk factors for hundreds of conditions, ” says one of the principal co-investigators, Dr. Dorothy Farrar Edwards. ” This is the first really huge initiative to get enough people that are diverse enough to address these problems in a representative sample. ”

Already more than 4,000 Wisconsin residents have signed up. The Wisconsin research group consists of researchers at UW-Madison, the Marshfield Clinic and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Tonight on News 3 Now at 10, Eric Franke explains a Madison resident who chose to join All of Us to help future generations, and also to get some answers for herself.

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