The Resilience Project

The Resilience Project

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The Resilience Project launched in 2014 with a unique vision by Stephen Friend and Eric Schadt that by studying massive numbers of healthy adults, scientists might find rare individuals who are unaffected by genetic variants that should induce disease. Genome analysis of these resilient people could uncover naturally occurring, protective mechanisms that would serve as novel treatments for people affected by these diseases.



_pubs_NatureBiotechApril 11, 2016 the first finding from the project were published in Nature Biotechnology, Analysis of 589,306 genomes identifies individuals resilient to severe Mendelian childhood diseases.  Publication Press Release


Nature Press Conference

For more information about the Nature Biotechnology publication, listen to the press briefing led by Stephen Friend, President of Sage Bionetworks.


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