How Children Can Join HerediGene
Intermountain Healthcare & the University of Utah are conducting this study to:
- Better detect and predict disease
- Develop new medicines, treatments, and measures to prevent disease
- Personalize healthcare for future generations of families
- Lower healthcare costs
- Discover genetic causes for diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and neurodegenerative disorders
Your family can help to advance healthcare!
Participation in the HerediGene: Children's Study
Families can participate without an appointment by visiting the Primary Children’s Hospital Eccles Outpatient Lab (1st floor).
Patients at participating facilities (and parents) may be introduced to the study during future visits for care.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to expect after my child participates
Analysis We expect that in a small percent of participants, research testing may find a change in DNA (a genetic variant) that may lead to an increased risk for certain types of disease.
Results If a variant is found, a genetic professional will reach out to discuss additional testing and explain what any confirmed results mean (this is at no expense to the participant). Most participants will not be contacted after participation.