What is MyCode?
The MyCode Community Health Initiative is a precision medicine project enrolling at Geisinger locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It includes a system-wide biobank designed to store blood and other samples for research use by Geisinger and Geisinger collaborators.
MyCode analyzes the DNA of patient-participants who sign up. More than 175,000 patient-participants have already signed up and our goal is to give every Geisinger patient the opportunity to participate. With such a large body of data, we hope to find ways to make healthcare better - for you, your family, your community and individuals around the world. We do this through research and, where appropriate, through the application of that research to your personal care. For example, we are already improving healthcare by finding ways to diagnose medical conditions earlier – even before symptoms appear – and also to help find new treatments or medications to manage these diseases.