The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) community celebrates a landmark achievement this fall. For the first time, a highly effective medication is available to treat the underlying cause of CF for 90% of people with this life-threatening genetic disease. CF causes frequent lung infections, progressive lung disease, and malnutrition due to abnormally thick mucus in the lungs…

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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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“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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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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