enrollment is still a tenuous affair

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Does "enrollment is still a tenuous affair" mean "there are still very few people come up to enroll"?

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In that model, researchers assume potential participants have at least some knowledge of precision medicine and genomic sequencing—and allow those who want to enroll to simply walk up and register.
At most locations, however, enrollment is still a tenuous affair. Wanda Montalvo, a nurse at Community Health Center in Middletown, Conn., is facilitating All of Us research there, and decided to enroll herself in the study to boot.

-Scientific American

  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Basically, yes. It's one thing to ask a line of volunteer blood donors if they'd also like to join the NIH initiative, but quite another to try and recruit people from minority communities that don't trust either the medical profession or the government.
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