NIH considers child enrollment in 'All of Us' project

The National Institutes of Health's precision medicine effort, called "All of Us," established a working group to consider child enrollment in the project.

The All of Us Research Program, which is part of the federal organization's precision medicine initiative, aims to engage more than 1 million participants to share biological samples, genetic data and lifestyle information. The program launched its beta stage in June.

During the next three months, the Child Enrollment Scientific Vision Working Group — a working group of the All of Us Research Program advisory panel — will provide information discussing how children's participation in the program would enable new types of research projects. The working group includes advisory panel members, healthcare providers, NIH staff and outside experts.

This work is the first of two planned working groups that will discuss the program's plans for child enrollment. The second working group will examine the processes for child enrollment, such as how data collection involving children would work in the context of the overall project.

Click here to view the working group's roster.

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