Genomics and Precision Medicine: The Frenova Genomics Registry


FIGURE 1  |  The My Reason campaign is designed to raise awareness of genetic research in the patient community

My Reason campaign logo


FIGURE 2  A cloud-based repository will support research collaborations

Infographic depicting a cloud-based repository to support research collaborations


Innovative biopharmaceutical companies are making significant investments in the development and study of genotypic-driven therapies associated with known monogenetic disorders that predispose individuals to various kidney diseases. The creation of this large data set will be crucial to unraveling the complexities of CKD and enabling accelerated discovery and development of new therapies. 

Frenova Research coordinators have begun consenting patients within the Frenova Site Management Organization network of US dialysis clinics. The program is now expanding to include Fresenius Kidney Care clinics throughout the US and will eventually expand to other global regions and include individuals with earlier stages of CKD. 

Information on the registry and the opportunity to consent to participate are available through the My Reason website at www.whatsyourreason.com (Figure 3).

The creation of the world’s largest kidney genomics registry will require widespread engagement with the kidney community and the participation of individuals at all stages of CKD, along with their families, in My Reason.


FIGURE 3  The My Reason website provides information about the genomic registry

Front page of the My Reason website that provides information abou the genomic registry.

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Michael Anger, MD, FACP, FASN
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Vice President, Operations and Business Development, Frenova Genomics and Precision Medicine


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