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Health Agencies Update
February 25, 2004

Gene Registry in the Works

JAMA. 2004;291(8):933. doi:10.1001/jama.291.8.933-c

Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC, and at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, plan to establish a new gene registry to study the relationship between environmental exposures, genetic susceptibility, and human disease.

The collaborative effort, which will include DNA samples from 20 000 individuals, has begun with a pilot study in which 600 individuals visiting University of North Carolina outpatient clinics have been asked to allow a portion of blood drawn for other medical purposes be used for DNA isolation for the registry. About 80% have agreed.

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