Research Highlights

All of Us is shaping how we understand health and disease. Research Highlights showcase the recent research powered by All of Us data and tools. 

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Participants Powering Genetic Research. Logo of the All of Us Research Program. An illustration of a double helix strand of DNA. The rungs or base pairs are represented as pairs of people reaching their arms over their heads and grasping the hands of their partner. A researcher in a lab coat holds an oversized magnifying glass.

Discovering More Genetic Variants Thanks to All of Us Data

Researchers discovered 118 genetic variants that were previously unknown. They did this by looking at DNA information and electronic health record data shared by All of Us participants. Research like this may make precision medicine possible for more diseases in the future.

Low Vision, Mental Health, and COVID 19. Logo of the All of Us Research Program. An illustration of someone looking a computer screen. A dark circle in the center of the screen obscures the images displayed, simulating what a person with low vision may see.

What All of Us Data Says About Blindness and Mental Health During COVID-19

Many people felt new or worse anxiety and depression during COVID-19. Not every community was affected the same. A study using All of Us data found that anxiety and depression were especially high in people with blindness or low vision during the pandemic.

Learning more about dementia risk. Logo of the All of Us Research program. A cutaway illustration of a human head showing the brain. Several areas of the brain are highlighted. An inset illustration shows a blood pressure cuff and a heart with an electrocardiogram graph line running through it. The inset illustration has an arrow pointing to the brain.

Learning More About Dementia Risk Through All of Us

Keeping a healthy blood pressure today could lower a person’s chances of getting dementia later. By studying electronic health record data shared by All of Us participants, researchers verified a strong link between high blood pressure and risk for dementia.