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Healthy Nevada Project offering free DNA testing to volunteers

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Posted at 3:54 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 23:40:03-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Healthy Nevada Project is looking for 25,000 people to volunteer and give their DNA for a study.

Researchers said they would use it to gain insight into the person's unseen health concerns and share prevention tips.

Participants would need to sign up online and go to one of the testing locations to get a free DNA kit by Helix.

The results then are expected to return within a couple of weeks.

"Health is your greatest asset. So let's talk about a 401k plan. If you know ten years ahead of time that the 401k you have invested in now is going to be defunct, you will make changes to it. So, if you have that power in your health DNA, you need to make changes to it, said Director of the Healthy Nevada Project Michelle Frankovich.

Researchers say particpants shouldn't be worried about the data because it is a private study and the government is not involved.

More information about the study and to sign up can be found here.