Duke University’s free health classes next month at the N.C. Research Campus will feature a panel of local doctors who support the

The series kicks off by discussing the community’s involvement in the 50,000-member registry and a biostorage facility that will hold millions of blood and tissue samples.

Other seminars will cover the ethics and policy issues behind research, the effects of environmental factors on human disease and the importance of community involvement in research.

Duke’s medical research study is named for campus founder David Murdock and is an acronym for Measurement to Understand Reclassification of Disease of Cabarrus/Kannapolis.

For details, see the report.