Skip Navigation
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Your Environment. Your Health.

News & Updates PEGS: Personalized Environment and Genes Study

NEWS printed on a newspaper

News

September 2021

The Environmental Polymorphisms Registry (EPR) has been renamed the Personalized Environment and Genes Study (PEGS) to reflect the expanded scope of the study in terms of data, research and analyses.

PEGS has registered 19,672 North Carolina residents and includes rapidly expanding sets of high-dimensional data that comprise:

  • Responses to a Health and Exposure Survey, Internal Exposome Survey and External Exposome Survey.
  • Electronic health and medical records (EHR and EMR), including International Classification of Diseases (ICD) information.
  • Whole genome sequencing data.
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data.

The large-scale and multi-dimensional data collected from the PEGS allow researchers to dissect the etiology of diseases and identify the collective effects of environment, diet, lifestyle, and genetic factors on human health.

Newsletters

PEGS newsletters provide participants, scientific collaborators and others with an overview of the latest study activities and findings. They can be accessed from the PEGS enrollment website.

Back
to Top