The Yale Center for Genomic Health (YCGH) is the home of one of the largest DNA sequencing projects of its kind in the United States. This effort, called the "Generations Project," launched in 2019 and aims to enroll more than 100,000 volunteers. The goal of this research is to learn more about human health and disease to find better ways to keep people healthy and to find treatments when they are sick.
Volunteer participants who enroll in the Generations Project will have their DNA analyzed at a level of detail much higher than at-home genetic testing kits. The volunteers’ genomic data will be linked to electronic health records in order to create a bank of anonymized information for discovery research. Patients and their health care providers will also receive important genomic results that can be used to address various health risks. The study team will also support patients in getting the right information they need to make decisions about any findings.
The Center, founded in 2018, is a collaboration of Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Health, and the Yale School of Medicine. The sequencing for the Center’s project will be carried out at the Yale Center for Genomic Analysis.