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Are You Living with an Undiagnosed Disease?

Are you or a loved one living with an undiagnosed disease? You’re not alone: thousands of Americans—maybe more—go undiagnosed every year, and millions are living with rare diseases. It can take up to 5 years for someone living with a rare disease to get diagnosed, and it takes more than 5 years for 15% of…

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Jackson Lab's Forum on Healthcare Innovation

“The Forum on Healthcare Innovation: Technology and the Future of Healthcare Delivery” was hosted by Jackson Laboratories in Farmington, CT on the UCONN Health campus on October 25-26, 2017. The conference was full of healthcare innovators and professionals and covered genetic testing (including direct-to-consumer), genomics, the microbiome, patient advocacy and healthcare technology. Check out some…

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Mobile and Personal Technologies in Precision Medicine Workshop

Last week the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) hosted a public workshop on Mobile and Personal Technologies in Precision Medicine in Santa Clara, CA. Over the course of two days, speakers from across many sectors made the case that new and emerging technologies will push precision medicine forward by empowering…

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Discussion: Precision Medicine Initiative

In the words of the National Institute of Health, precision medicine is an approach to disease treatment and prevention that accounts for individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle. In simpler terms, precision medicine means using a tailored treatment approach for each person based on their actual disease, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. The aim of President…

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What is ‘Precision Medicine’, Anyway?

In his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama discussed his ‘Precision Medicine Initiative’, for which $215 million is being proposed for the 2016 Budget. In an era in which we’ve mostly heard about cutbacks in NIH funding, this is a big deal. For many people this was the first time they’d ever heard…

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