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Personalized Medicine Research Project (PMRP)

Welcome to the population-based PMRP bio-bank, a large collection of biological samples and health information for use in biological research.

Genetic information from our 20,000 participants forms a database enabling scientists to study which genes cause disease, which genes predict reactions to drugs, and how environment and genes work together to cause disease.

The goal of this project is to learn how to apply genetic science to human health. This knowledge will help researchers develop new medications and diagnostic tests, and will enable physicians to prescribe medications that work best for a particular person.

The concept of tailoring healthcare to an individual’s precise genetic profile is known as “Personalized Medicine.”

Video: Personalized Medicine

This video introduces basic concepts of Personalized Medicine and the research project.

The Personalized Medicine Research Project receives financial support from Marshfield Clinic, the state of Wisconsin (through the Wisconsin Genomics Initiative), the University of Wisconsin – Institute for Clinical and Translational Research which is funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health, and the eMERGE (electronic Medical Records and Genomics) network which is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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Community Advisory Group 

A group of community representatives assist with the ongoing development of PMRP.

PMRP Newsletter 

See past issues in the Newsletter Archives.

Current issue:

PMRP Winter/Spring 2015 Newsletter

In this issue: The theme of this issue is an eye disease called age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Learn about how PMRP is being used in a number of studies that have an end goal of better preventing and treating AMD.