A new survey shows broad support for a national precision medicine study to engage 1 million or more American volunteers who will contribute a range of data about themselves via electronic health records and mobile or wearable devices.

According to the National Institutes of Health, 79 percent of survey respondents expressed support for NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program, a landmark longitudinal study designed to map the genomes of 1 million U.S. participants and make the data available to researchers with the hope it will lead to medical breakthroughs.

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