Michigan has a population of nearly 10 million people. IQ plans to lead a visionary, large-scale project to sequence and analyze all 10 million genomes in the state.

Collaborating with hospital partners, this project will result in an unprecedented collection of genetic data that will:

  • Create better health outcomes for the residents of Michigan (and beyond) by developing leading-edge medical risk predictors and diagnostics;
  • Support medical practice to allow for more proactive health promotion and early intervention, lowering costs and improving outcomes.

The FinnGen project has similar aims. Aarno Palotie, director of FinnGen, recently visited MSU and provided an overview of the project. Listen in as he explains the program and its advantages.