You are a unique individual. Why shouldn’t your medical care be unique, too? BioMe™ Biobank is an ongoing collection of blood samples, genetic data, and health information to be used for present and future research projects.
Using genetic information obtained from de-identified blood samples, along with health information, our scientists can gain a better understanding of the factors that cause disease. This understanding may then lead to interventions that prevent a disease from occurring or to finding new targets for treating a disease.
Physicians across many specialties at Mount Sinai strongly encourage all of their patients to enroll in the BioMe Biobank. They understand a study such as the BioMe Biobank allows clinical data to be linked with data derived from DNA and plasma with the ultimate goal of allowing researchers to have a better understanding of a wide variety of disease conditions. Patients are incredibly enthusiastic to join such a large study with extraordinary potential to impact lives, and the feedback on patients’ altruistic attitudes toward participation is moving and never gets old, according to Aimee Lucas, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
“I feel a sense of pride and responsibility when it comes to my health and the health of my children. Signing up for BioMe makes me feel like I am doing my part. If my contribution helps even one patient in the future, I know I’ve made a huge difference in someone’s life. Every patient should sign up. It’s easy, important, and eye-opening to the possibilities of what can be done.”
-De-identified BioMe Participant