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Posts Tagged ‘genomics’

Collaborative Clinical Trials Are Driving Precision Medicine

  “There are as many types of lung cancer as there are patients with lung cancer. We now understand lung cancer is unique to each patient and tailored treatments are more effective and less toxic. With the rapid developments being made in targeted treatment options available to patients with lung cancer, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery […]

Cancer “Moonshot” Focuses on Technology and Data

It is no surprise that the roadmap for Vice President Biden’s Cancer “Moonshot” revolves around technology and data sharing. As part of his cancer “moonnshot”, Vice President Joe Biden pledged to work to increase cancer research resources and improve coordination across the research community. In a recent post on Medium , Biden said breaking down […]

Biden Aims To Use “Data And Technology” To Help Eliminate Cancer

  Last week, I wrote that Vice President Joe Biden was going to meet with cancer researchers to talk about regulatory questions revolving around precision medicine. Today, we know much more about the cancer “moonshot” President Obama charged Biden with in this week’s State of the Union address. In a post on the publishing platform […]

Million Veteran Program: A Precision Medicine Project

  In honor of Veterans Day, I thought it would be worth sharing a program that’s geared toward our beloved military veterans, yet helps society as a whole. 

FDA Gives 23andMe The Green Light

  As a user of 23andMe since 2008, I’ve been closely following the company, especially since the FDA told them in 2013 to stop marketing their personal genetics testing service. At last, the FDA has given 23andMe the green light. Not surprisingly, the positive news pushed the cost of the genetics test from $99 to […]

A Card That Fits In Your Genes

  A few days ago, I read an article in The Atlantic about precision medicine. But it wasn’t about developing drugs for individuals with specific biomarkers. Instead, it discussed a simpler form of precision medicine that can prevent serious adverse events (SAEs). This method can actually fit in your wallet. It’s a card that houses […]

10 Tips On How To Discuss Genome Sequencing With Family Members

  In 2009, the cost for a consumer to sequence his or her genome was $49,000. It’s all the way down to $1,000 today. As the price continues to become more affordable, the frequency of the average Joe sequencing his genome will likely increase. However, many individuals are wary of the idea of knowing more […]