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 intolerance, gluten intolerance, BMI introduction, Vitamin D Levels, coffee consumptions, saturated fat and calcium levels.
The Healthy Nevada Project currently provides genetic reports to participants who opt-in to learn if they have gene variants that can cause an increased risk to develop one or more of the following conditions; Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Syndrome and Lynch Syndrome. You’ll be notified by a genetic counselor from our partner, Genome Medical. With the care of your health care specialist, many of these conditions can be prevented or treated successfully when detected at an early stage.
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 a follow-up survey 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 in to a drawing to win a $500.00 cash prize.