Microsoft Landmark Research Study for healthy lifestyle and genomic testing

Microsoft together with Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), Navigenics, and Affymetrix launches “Landmark Research Study” to assess the behavioral impact of personal genetic testing on people who choose to receive such screenings to identify their potential risk for developing certain diseases. The study aims to find out if participating in personal genomic testing will improve […]

Microsoft together with Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), Navigenics, and Affymetrix launches “Landmark Research Study” to assess the behavioral impact of personal genetic testing on people who choose to receive such screenings to identify their potential risk for developing certain diseases.

The study aims to find out if participating in personal genomic testing will improve health by motivating people to make positive lifestyle changes, such as exercising, eating healthy and quitting smoking, as well as decisions to seek further medical evaluation and preventive strategies. The study will offer genetic scans to up to 10,000 employees, family members and friends of the nonprofit Scripps Health system in San Diego and will assess changes in participants’ behaviors over a 20-year period.

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