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The NIH ClinSeq Study

Seeking African American, African, or Afro-Caribbeans

Large-Scale Medical Sequencing Research Study

Can I participate?

If you are African American, African or Afro-Caribbean...
If you are between 45 and 65 years old...
Have NOT smoked regularly in the past year...
Have a primary care physician or have access to a local community health center where you can go for care And live in the metropolitan Washington, DC or Baltimore areas...

... You may be eligible to participate in the study.

Participation in ClinSeq will involve an initial visit to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. During this visit, you will learn more about the study and sign a consent form if you decide to participate.

You will undergo a series of tests and evaluations

  • Blood tests (cholesterol, diabetes)
  • Urine tests
  • Blood pressure measurements
  • Echocardiogram
  • EKG
  • CAT scan (coronary artery)

What are the possible benefits of joining the study?

  • Free clinical testing, such as testing for cholesterol and diabetes
  • Free CAT scan to detect coronary artery disease
  • Finding gene changes(s) that are important to your health and /or the health of your relatives

Participants are compensated $100 to cover the cost of travel expenses.

The main goal of ClinSeq is to learn how to do genome sequencingin a clinical research setting. Genome sequencin is a research test that allows us to analyze many genes from a person. By doing this test, we may find changes in a gene that cause or contribute to disease.

ClinSeq is a collaborative NIH study supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute, the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the NIH Clinical Research Center.

You can learn more about the study by reading the information on the following website: You may also call the ClinSeq outreach coordinator, Sandra Epps, at (301) 402-0020.

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This page last updated on 09/07/2017

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