International GEM Project Studying Crohn’s Disease Reaches Goal of 5,000 Participants

International GEM Project Studying Crohn’s Disease Reaches Goal of 5,000 Participants
The Genetic, Environmental, Microbial (GEM) Project — the world's largest clinical study investigating the causes of Crohn's disease — has reached its goal of recruiting 5,000 participants, Crohn's and Colitis Canada recently announced. Launched in 2008 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada, the GEM Project is a prospective study that monitors the development of Crohn’s disease in healthy individuals who have a sibling or parent with the disease. Researchers are specifically looking at participants' diet, immune function, intestina
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