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DNA heroes for health

10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday 23 March
11:00am-4:00pm on Sunday 24 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

University of Cambridge Student Services, New Museums Site Bene't Street, CB2 3PT

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.

Come and visit our table during family weekend for fun kid-friendly activities and more information about the programme and the power of DNA.

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

Additional Information

Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults, Children under 12, All Ages
Format: Family Weekend
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: Unlimited
Theme: Health
Accessibility: Full access

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