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10,000 Families

We all need to know how genetics, the environment and lifestyle affect our health. Please join us in this discovery adventure!

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What is the 10,000 Families Study?

Research studies help people understand and address issues that may be complicated or not clear for everyone: for instance, how good health or risk factors pass from generation to generation. We are inviting 10,000 families to join us in this journey of discovery. We will share our findings to benefit everyone!

Who can join?

Who can join?

At least two members per family

  • First member needs to be 18 or older and live in Minnesota
  • Other family members of any age who live in Minnesota or any neighboring state
    (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin)
Who can join?

Why should I join?

Several reasons! Here are some of them:

  • You will receive results from your health visit and a $25 gift-card
  • You could win a $250 gift-card for completing the health questionnaire
  • Your contribution to science is invaluable!
Who can join?

What do I need to do?

Take our eligibility survey

  • Learn if your family qualifies for the study - Click on "join"
  • If your family qualifies, see what participation involves
  • Invite your loved ones

Latest News & Updates

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Rural Minnesota families sought for long-term study on health

A research study that will look at how genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors affect Minnesota families is underway. The goal is to have 10,000 Minnesota families enrolled in the multi-generational project, representing urban and rural communities.
Written By: Carolyn Lange

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10KFS and Minnesota Masonic Charities

Why do certain families seem to live longer and healthier than others? Do some families pass on more mutations than others? How do environmental changes and exposures to new risks such as e-cigarettes affect health?

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Upcoming Events

Science is rewarding!
This is a limited time offer:
Participate in our study and we’ll give you a free ticket to the Minnesota State Fair. Your free ticket is good to use any day between August 26 and September 6, 2021. Verify that your family is eligible to participate!

It takes trust!
It takes trust! - Partnering with communities to increase COVID-19 vaccination

Hear us!
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