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Renown Health and the Desert Research Institute (DRI)  announced a new collaboration with 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, to launch one of the first community based population health studies in the U.S. that will combine health, population and genetic information with environmental data and return 23andMe genetic results to study participants.

Funded by Renown Health Foundation and Nevada’s Knowledge Fund, this pilot study will offer community members the opportunity to volunteer for research while also gaining access to their individual genetic information at no cost.

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What life-changing discoveries lie ahead?

You can be part of an amazing moment in history and make a difference for your community, your family and yourself.

Your genetic code is unique; it helps define you. DRI and Renown have teamed up with one of the smartest companies in the world, 23andMe, to provide you with a tool that will help you understand your past, and use that new knowledge to help you, your community and your state have a healthier future.

And that is population health at its best.


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personalized genetic reports on their health, wellness, traits and ancestry


Nevadans Making History

What Ambassadors Are Saying

Nevada In the Spotlight

“The project creates unprecedented opportunities for new scientific discoveries linking genetics to future policy decisions aimed at improving public health.”

The Associated Press - New York, NY

“Nevada’s Desert Research Institute and Renown Health are teaming up with a personal genetic company to launch one of the first community health studies of its kind in the country.”

San Francisco Gate - San Francisco, CA

“For Renown Health it’s far more than just a research study.”

Fast Company - New York, NY

“The comprehensive study will examine health, population, genetic and environmental data.”

Engadget - Los Angeles, CA