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Iwate Tohoku Medical Megabank will conduct health surveys with the cooperation of residents in disaster-stricken areas and construct a biobank integrating medical and genomic information. The Biobank will be used for research on the impact of stress from the disaster [the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 2011] on health. Some of the notable goals are “personalized medicine” and “next-generation medical care.” These goals will be achieved by accurate diagnosis, reduction of adverse effects, evaluation of disease susceptibility, and development of new treatments based on results obtained from this Project. In addition, Iwate Tohoku Medical Megabank will promote the collaboration of industry and academia, which will lead to the creation of jobs and new industries (such as drug discovery) and facilitate the development of community medicine.