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Happy Holidays from the Project Baseline Team

| Written by:

Rachel Taylor

Contributing Editor, Verily

This holiday season, we look back with gratitude for all we've accomplished this year, the participants who have joined and the team who made the Project Baseline study possible.

From scientists who designed the study, to engineers who created the participant portal, to the coordinators at each study site who interact with participants on a daily basis, the Project Baseline study would not have made such progress without such a strong, interdisciplinary team. A big recognition to the individuals pictured above who engage with their local communities and guide participants through their annual and quarterly site visits. We thank all of you in Durham, Kannapolis, Palo Alto and Los Angeles who are helping make the Project Baseline study possible!

We are sending extra boughs of holiday cheer to each and every one of our participants, our Baseline Explorers. Without them, we wouldn't be where we are today or be able to go where we hope in 2018. We are grateful for the overwhelming interest in the study as well as the dedication of time and effort from each participant.

As the year comes to a close, we reflect on some of our fondest memories of 2017:

We officially launched Project Baseline!

We welcomed our first Baseline Explorers to the study sites to embark on their four-year journey with us

We held one-on-one feedback sessions with participants to collaborate on the study experience

We look forward to 2018 as we gradually welcome more participants, collect feedback to further iterate and improve the participant experience, as well as start to explore deeper scientific insights. Together with our participants we are well on our journey to better understanding health and preventing disease.

Happy (Healthful) Holidays from the team at Project Baseline!

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