Clinical research studies conducted at NYGC aim to leverage genomics to better understand and treat disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that genomics plays a role in 9 of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, including heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases, stroke, and diabetes. To get to the bottom of these complicated diseases that likely involve multiple genes as well as other non-genetic factors, we need large databases of genomes of people with and without diseases to analyze. These databases, coupled with the clinical data collected on each patient, makes a rich source of information that can be mined for clues that may help us to understand how genetics influence disease and how better to treat these diseases. Some of these studies are conducted in collaboration with academic medical institutions in New York city, our Founding Institutional Members.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Study