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The GEM Project is an international research study attempting to determine possible causes for Crohn’s Disease by following healthy individuals who are at a higher risk for developing the disease over time. We encourage healthy individuals who have a sibling and/or parent with Crohn’s Disease to join the effort and help find a cause.

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News & Media

Since the start of the study in 2008, GEM has been featured various times in the media on television programs, in newspapers and in online articles.

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Finding a Cure

The research funding for this study has been generously donated by the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. Since its foundation in 1974, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada has been dedicated to raising funds for research into inflammatory bowel disease in the hope of finding a cure.


CCC-GEM Project Featured in “Exploring the Microbiome” Campaign

There are new technologies that allow us to map the microbiome. Somewhere in there may be an answer to what…

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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada News – “New Evidence Points to Origins of Ulcerative Colitis”

Recent publication from a collaboration between Farncombe Institute, McMaster University, and the GEM Project points to origins of Ulcerative Colitis.…

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Help by participating in the GEM Project

If you have Crohn’s disease, we encourage you to ask your siblings and/or offspring to participate. If you have a full-sibling or parent that suffers from Crohn’s Disease and are between the ages of 6 and 35, we invite you to participate.

Goal Achieved: 5000 / 5000 Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in our study. We are now only recruiting subjects from multiplex families. Learn more.

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Get In Touch

GEM Project, Global Office

Mount Sinai Hospital
[email protected]

Research Funding for the GEM Project has been generously provided by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.