How To Participate
Participation requires a one-time enrollment appointment, typically lasting 20-30 minutes. During this process, you will read and sign the NUgene consent form, complete a one-page health history questionnaire and have one tube of blood drawn.
The NUgene Project hopes to create a population of great diversity. Healthy individuals as well as those with any medical condition are encouraged to participate. We also hope to enroll people of every race and ethnicity. In order to be eligible, an individual must be at least 18 years of age and be a patient at Northwestern Medicine.Contact us for an appointment
Why Others Have Participated
Protecting Your Privacy is Essential The genetic and medical information collected through the NUgene Project is kept strictly confidential to safeguard your privacy. The NUgene Project protects your privacy by:
- Removing your name and identifying information from your DNA sample and associated health information
- Restricting access to all NUgene information to authorized personnel
- Employing state-of-the-art security measures
- Following federal and state laws regarding the use of patient electronic medical records
- Obtaining a Certificate of Confidentiality to protect research participants' study records
The NUgene Project is a genetic banking study designed to create a resource for future genetic research. The study will enroll interested patients from Northwestern Medicine. This website is designed to inform viewers about the NUgene Project, it's procedures, and genetic banking research. The information contained on this website is intended for patients of Northwestern Medicine and its affiliates, clinicians, and researchers.
The information contained on this website is intended to be used as a general information source. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider. Please consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your current or future health.Contact us for an appointment