Pilot Genomic Screening Program
Through the Center for Genomic Health, BioMe Biobank participants, both past and future, have the opportunity to obtain genomic results that can impact their health.
The BioMe Biobank is allowing researchers at the Center for Genomic Health to better understand the frequency of disease-causing genetic changes within the Mount Sinai Health System. “We are also taking an important step in actualizing the benefit of Genomic Medicine through providing personal genetic disease risk information,” explains Dr. Noura Abul-Husn, Clinical Director of the Center for Genomic Health and BioMe Co-Investigator. Research studies have found that participants may be interested in learning their personal genetic disease risk information because they feel empowered and motivated to prevent future disease.
This initial genetic counseling appointment is provided free of charge to BioMe participants. Participants and/or their insurance company will be responsible for any clinical appointments and procedures following the genetic counseling.
What is the BioMe Biobank?
Funded by The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine, BioMe is an electronic medical record-linked biobank that enables researchers to rapidly and efficiently conduct genetic, epidemiologic, molecular, and genomic studies on large collections of research specimens linked with medical information.
“I believe that return-of-results is a wonderful thing. If they find something wrong, and it’s treatable, why wouldn’t I want to know about it? I think that this would really help the future. It’s not only helping me, but helping future generations.”