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KCUR: Federal Research Program Picks Kansas City To Help Diversify Genetic Data

Photo: Andrea Tudhope / KCUR 89.3

By Andrea Tudhope

A day-long event at Kansas City’s Union Station in early May helped launch “All of Us,” a new nationwide research initiative from the National Institutes of Health.

The program’s goal is to collect genetic data from one million people from a wide variety of races, ethnicities and backgrounds.

Kansas City, Missouri, was one of seven cities chosen for the launch of "All of Us," and Tom Curran, executive director of Children's Mercy Research Institute, said that was no mistake.

"In a sense, Kansas City is leading the way by sharing information and engaging in collaborations," said Curran. "I think we'll play a significant role in moving this agenda forward."


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