Learn and explore genetic insights related to your own ancestry and how your DNA can influence your body’s response to the foods you eat. Insights include: Regional Ancestry, Lactose Tolerance, Gluten Tolerance, BMI introduction, Vitamin D Levels, Coffee Consumption, Saturated Fat and Calcium Levels.
The Healthy Nevada Project currently provides genetic reports only to participants who opt-in to learn and are found to have gene variants that can cause an increased risk to develop one or more of the following conditions: Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) and Lynch Syndrome. Although rare, if a participant is found to be at risk for one of these conditions, they will be notified directly by a genetic counselor from our partner, Genome Medical. With the care of a health care specialist, many of these conditions can be prevented or treated successfully when detected at an early stage. If none of these conditions are detected, participant data is kept de-identified and secure in our research database. These results can take up to 6 months after sequencing is complete to be analyzed and returned to participants.
Collecting genetic data from participants’ saliva as well as information about environmental and behavioral factors from the survey might have potential long-term benefits for individual participants as well as the entire community. This information increases the ability of medical professionals to diagnose diseases early, predict treatment that will work best for specific patients and therefore improve overall medical care for each and every Nevadan.
Already joined and want to help even more? If you opt-in for future research, our team will send one or more follow-up surveys at a later date. By providing your anonymous responses, you are strengthening the Project to learn more about the health and health risks of our community. This email survey will be sent from Renown IHI and if you complete this survey, you will be entered to win a prize, such as an IPhone, gift card, or similar prize to be disclosed at the time of survey distribution.