Intermountain Healthcare & the University of Utah are conducting this research 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
Why These Families Joined HerediGene®
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens after my child has provided a sample?
Privacy – after your child’s sample was collected, we de-identified their personal health information
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.