Genetic Science Powered by Family

Representing over 7.3 million people connected to 23 million records, including vital statistics and medical records, the Utah Population Database is a powerful resource for advancing precision medicine. The deep family histories represented within UPDB are made possible by a cultural emphasis within Utah on carefully assembling extensive genealogies, and serve as a magnifying glass to uncover inherited genetic mutations that cause specific diseases. Using the UPDB, University of Utah researchers have so far identified genes that contribute to more than 30 diseases, including breast cancer, heart disease, melanoma, and colon cancer, opening the doors to new personalized diagnostics and therapies.

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Advancing Precision Medicine

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