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    Researchers to Collect Americans’ Health Data En Masse

    This won’t hurt a bit. Scientists will begin collecting information — from blood samples to fitness data — from one million American volunteers in a pilot project aimed at uncovering clues about human health. The All of Us initiative will gather data spanning at least a decade and store it in electronic databases that could eventually hold medical information from 34 million people across the country. While supporters say it’s a great way to monitor and combat diseases, critics argue that spending research money on sick people would be more effective.

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