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Ruminations on the Precision Medicine Leaders Summit: The Gordian Knot Connectivity of Stakeholders

The Inaugural Precision Medicine Leaders Summit (PMLS) was held in San Diego, California, on August 10-12th 2016 (www.precisionmedicineleaderssummit.com.) Currently there is a frenzied cacophony...

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The Current Developments Being Made in Cancer Immunotherapy

At the recent Precision Medicine Leaders Summit, the current developments being made in Cancer Immunotherapy were discussed on one of the many roundtables organised...

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Cognoscienti

A Clarion Call for Creating a Global Precision Medicine Network

Precision Medicine is a complex, multifaceted “novel” approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, predicated on the analysis of individual patient data....

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Early Drug Development in the Era of Precision Medicine

Circa the 5th century BC, Hippocrates established the basis for modern medicine, stating “It’s far more important to know what person the disease has...

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At the Gates Foundation, Desmond-Hellmann Brings the Power of Precision Medicine to Public Health

As CEO of one of the world’s largest and most influential philanthropies, Susan Desmond- Hellmann, MD, MPH, directs an impressive portfolio: The Bill &...

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The Dawning of Stem Cells in Precision Medicine.

Stem cell research has been around since the 1860’s . Fast forward a hundred years to the 1960’s with the advent of the bone...

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The Multi-Omics Revolution

Currently, genomics studies contribute the vast majority of precision medicine- based data. As of August 2016, over 2,500 genome wide association studies (GWAS) have...

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Taking Proteomics to Heart

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is enormously widespread, affecting some 6% of US the population and killing 370,000 people annually and portending a heart attack,...

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Cognoscienti

Saudi Human Genome Program – Towards Identification, Characterization and Prevention of Rare Diseases

Studying the genetic makeup of a population is a powerful tool for healthcare systems. For rare Mendelian diseases it offers the opportunity to identify...

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Blood Donors Seen as Saviors for Precision Medicine

In early October, with a bandage on her arm after donating a pint of type O negative blood, Erin Elliott earned her “gallon pin”...

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Truth, Friction and the Dream

I walked into my office a few minutes late and found Jacob with his cheek down on the table, his mother and aunt flanking...