Help improving the health of Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities

August 15, 2023

Barts Health are encouraging Bangladeshi and Pakistani people to take part in a research study aiming to improve their health by better understanding their genetics.

East London Genes & Health is looking at the DNA of 100,000 people of Bangladeshi and Pakistani origin and linking it securely and anonymously with their health records. By doing this, the team aim to better understand conditions like diabetes and heart disease which are very common among South Asian communities and in turn, find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat them.

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