Mount Sinai launches large-scale genetic sequencing project with the Regeneron Genetics Center

Aug. 15, 2022
Project aims to enroll one million racially and ethnically diverse patients, advance precision medicine research, and improve patient care.

Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have launched a new human genome sequencing research project called the Mount Sinai Million Health Discoveries Program with the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), part of the New York-based biotechnology company Regeneron.

The Program aims to enroll one million Mount Sinai patients over a five-year period. Its goal is to provide researchers with a unique data set that will help them assess the true potential of genetics-based, precision medicine approaches to guide everyday patient care, as well as to generate new insights to guide the discovery and development of potential new therapies.

The collaboration team plans to combine the RGC’s massive gene sequencing capabilities and scientific research expertise with Mount Sinai’s large, diverse patient population and advanced electronic health records systems, all supported by a digital health platform developed by Vibrent Health.

One of those ways is to adopt streamlined approaches to the enrollment process, some of which were inspired by adjustments Dr. Charney and others had to make in 2020 during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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