Calif. Scientists Conducting Long-Term Study Using DNA
Researchers at Kaiser Permanente and UC-San Francisco have collected voluntary DNA samples from more than 100,000 Kaiser members as part of a long-term study on various health-related issues. The scientists will use patients' DNA, responses to questionnaires and medical records to track issues such as aging, prescription drug reactions and race-related health disparities. Patients have the option to formally withdraw from the study, which is funded by a nearly $25 million grant from NIH.
- "DNA Study Has Details From 100,000 Kaiser Patients" (La, Sacramento Bee, 7/6).