DNA, Children + Young People's Health Resource

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D-CYPHR - Our UK wide health and genetics research programme for children and young people aged 0 – 15 is launching in full in 2023.

Going live in summer 2023!

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About the D-CYPHR programme at NIHR BioResource

Our DNA can help to decipher some of the most pressing health challenges we face.  Most diseases start in childhood, but most health research is carried out in adults. D-CYPHR wants to change this by supporting health research for ages 0 – 15, pioneering new treatments and creating better care for children and the adults they will become.  

We explore two key things for our health: our genetics and our environment. Together these can explain why we get sick and what might help.  

Contributions by young heroes today could provide clues for diabetes, mental health conditions, heart disease, rare diseases, immune conditions (and many more).  

We want to make it easier for families to get involved with health and genetics research studies. Families with children and young people aged 0 – 15 can help from home.  

The project is led by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) BioResource in partnership with the NHS, Anna Freud and the University of Cambridge. 

For full information and how to join visit: bioresource.nihr.ac.uk/dcyphr/