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D-CYPHRing DNA and the power of spit

12:00pm-1:00pm on Wednesday 27 March
5:00pm-6:00pm on Wednesday 27 March

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The NIHR BioResource’s DNA, Children + Young People’s Health Resource (D-CYPHR) programme invites children and their parents to learn about the power of spit to impact health research.

Most diseases start in childhood, but most health research is carried out in adults. As a result, a big gap exists in our fundamental understanding of how health conditions begin and evolve – but an ambitious new programme from the NIHR BioResource – the DNA, Children + Young People’s Health Resource, or D-CYPHR – aims to change that. Together with the NHS and Anna Freud, a world-leading mental health charity for children and families, D-CYPHR’s goal is to recruit children and young people aged 0 to 15 years to help drive real change through health research. To join, each young person answers a health and lifestyle questionnaire and donates a spit sample. By studying thousands of DNA samples together with health information, scientists can begin to see the big picture of how our genes and our environment influence our physical and mental health.

March 27th at 12-1 pm

March 27th at 5-6 pm

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Booking/Registration is: RECOMMENDED

Additional Information

Age: Children under 12, All Ages, Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Format: Talk
Timing: Live Stream
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: Unlimited
Theme: Health
Accessibility: Full access

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