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What are the best genetic indicators of wellness?

Wellness is not just absence of disease. But it is challenging to define aside from by disease exclusions. EHR data can't (easily) discriminate absent info. vs. evidence for absence of health concern. However, we (participants) know it when we feel it. Longitudinal data on self-reported "excellent" health, #minor illnesses/exacerb. (i.e. colds, non-critical injury, minor symptoms of chronic cond.), vital signs & etc can scalably identify health and be used to find determinants of good health.

The remaining questions allow you to outline in more detail the information needed to address your research question. The series of questions allow up to five entries. If you have more than five entries, please try to prioritize them and enter the remainder in the final field. When done, click Submit at the bottom. Yes

If you did not find your Data Item #1 in the dropdown selection above, please enter it here. Self reported feeling of health (longitudinal, not just intake)

By what method will Data Item #1 be obtained? This may Include procedures, tools, techniques, assays, and analytical approaches for the collection, measurement, or analysis of data. If you do not find the required method, you may enter it in the textbox below. Survey

Are there specifications that apply to the method by which Data Item #1 will be obtained, e.g., is the measurement taken once a year, every month, or some other variation? If you do not find your specification in the dropdown, you may enter it in the textbox below. Once per year

Data Item #2 History, health

Method #2 Survey

Specification #2 Once per year

Data Item #3 Genome

Method #3 Whole Genome Genotyping (WGG)

Specification #3 Once

Data Item #4 Sociodemographics

Method #4 Survey

Specification #4 Once per year

Data Item #5 ICD codes

Method #5 Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Specification #5 Once per year


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