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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
University of Maryland Medicine Partners with Vibrent Health to Embark on Landmark Precision Health Research Study
University of Maryland Medicine announced a new partnership today with Vibrent Health, a health technology company based in Fairfax, Virginia, to create the All of Maryland Precision Health Initiative, a statewide digital platform for studies examining how genes and other factors affect health. The mission of All of Maryland -- a study that will be led by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers -- is to discover better ways to individualize healthcare. The goal is to enable individuals to benefit from treatments tailored to their own health profiles.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
UM School of Medicine Researchers Participate in Landmark Study Detailing Sequencing of Full Human Genomes to Better Capture Genetic Diversity
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) co-authored a study, published today in the journal Science, that details the sequencing of 64 full human genomes. This reference data includes individuals from around the world and better captures the genetic diversity of the human species. Among other applications, the work will enable population-specific studies on genetic predispositions to human diseases as well as the discovery of more complex forms of genetic variation.
Friday, September 29, 2017
University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Millions of New Genes From Bacteria Living on and in the Human Body
A new study of the human microbiome—the trillions of microbial organisms that live on and within our bodies—has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the human gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, allowing for new insights into the role these microbes play in human health and disease.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientists Take Part In Unprecedented Effort To Analyze Variation In Human Genome
After eight years of analysis, a consortium of scientists from around the world has completed an unprecedented project to delineate a wide spectrum of human genetic variation. For decades to come, this enormous catalog of data, known as the 1000 Genomes Project, will yield insights that will help researchers understand and treat a wide range of illness, including cancer and heart disease.