Precision Medicine

Human Longevity chief says genome sequencing can help people cheat death

MRI scan of the heart. Photo via YouTube

By Susan Morse 12:04 pm October 25, 2017
J. Craig Venter’s company tests healthy consumers, something that’s not been done before, he says.
Alzheimer's precision medicine
By Bill Siwicki 01:42 pm October 23, 2017
Companies will provide genotype testing, actionable genomic information and custom reporting in support of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute’s GeneMatch registry.
John Halamka
By Mike Miliard 11:06 am October 23, 2017
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO says tailored treatment plans could be here soon with more widespread FHIR exchanges enabling easier access to cloud-based CDS insights.
Intermountain partners with 10x Genomics

Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, Utah. Photo via Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 02:57 pm October 18, 2017
Taps 10x Genomics’ Chromium Genome joins other sequencing instruments at the center
By Mike Miliard 03:31 pm October 17, 2017
At Kaiser Permanente, an EHR-linked biobank is opening new avenues for treatment and opportunities for other health systems to collaborate. 

Sagittal MRI with contrast of a glioblastoma. Photo via ChristarasA

By Bernie Monegain 11:33 am October 16, 2017
Researchers identify biomarker for progression and drug response to glioblastoma.
Predictive analytics in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 09:29 am October 16, 2017
Using big data to find incidents of medication nonadherence – and using it to tailor patient interventions  – is a key component to population health, says Harvard's Niteesh Choudhry.
NIH cancer immunotherapy work

Aerial photograph from the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center on the National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland campus. Photo via Wikipedia

By Bernie Monegain 01:01 pm October 13, 2017
The Partnership for Accelerating Cancer Therapies - PACT - is a five-year, $215 million collaboration and part of the Cancer Moonshot.
EHR vendors and CHR
By Tom Sullivan 11:00 am October 13, 2017
Cerner, athenahealth and eClinicalWorks said they are incorporating new data types, such as social determinants, population health and precision medicine to make EHRs more “comprehensive.”
blood test detects breast cancer
By Bernie Monegain 03:23 pm October 11, 2017
The goal is to show whether screening patients for the presence of circulating tumor DNA – known as ctDNA – can detect breast cancer using a blood draw.

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