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A Conversation with Stephen J. Ubl

Stephen Ubl is president and chief executive officer of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), which represents America’s leading biopharmaceutical research companies. Mr....

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PRECISION MEDICINE CENTER PROFILE: The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is living proof that translational genomic medicine is not the unique domain of academic hospitals. Founded in 1929 as a...

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Why diagnostic companies need to control their own market.

It has been nearly 20 years since what most consider to be the advent of Precision Medicine, when two targeted therapies (Herceptin and Gleevec)...

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California Paves the Way for State Efforts in Precision Medicine

It all started with a few lines in the California governor’s 2014 State of the State address: “Just as California has led the way...

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A Conversation with Norma Nowak.

Norma Nowak got hooked on the excitement and the promise of the Human Genome Project more than three decades ago and never looked back....

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Cognoscienti

The Complex Strategic Landscape for Precision Medicine: Cost, Convergence, Culture, Computing and Creative Destruction

I was encouraged on reading the first issue of this journal, and now subsequent issues, that it would not be yet another forum for...

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Cognoscienti

Emerging Models for Clinical Adoption of Personalized Medicine

Enthusiasm, publicity, promise … personalized/precision medicine has captured many people’s imaginations with its potential for transforming healthcare. But is every academic and community health...

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FDA and Precision Medicine 2017- An Interim Report from Washington

Change and uncertainty accompany any political transition, and as the new administration was taking shape back in the early part of the year, FDA-regulated...

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The Precision Medicine Initiative at Merck: State-of-the-Art Patient Selection

As a cornerstone of the Merck approach to the development of companion diagnostics (CDx), we have developed a CDx guide that is applied across...

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How to Align the Moving Parts in Personalized Medicine Reimbursement

Of the many business, operational, legal, regulatory and clinical obstacles standing in the way of widespread delivery of personalized medicine, the single greatest challenge...

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Propelling Medicine into the Digital Age

Eric Topol, MD, is not your average gadget guy. As a renowned cardiologist, he has made hand-held medical devices and mobile technology an essential...

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Precision Tools

Understanding and Managing Stress: Perspectives from in vivo Quantum Biology

Stress is a type of reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical and mental equilibrium. Chronic stress is an escalating health problem that...