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Clay Marsh Talks Personalized Medicine

In a recent MedCity News interview, the Ohio State University Medical Center's Clay Marsh described his institution's "push into personalized medicine," though he said that the term connotes different meanings. "To some, personalized medicine means genomic medicine. Others might see it as patient-centered medicine," he said. Whichever the case, at present, personalized medicine "focuses on disease-based care," Marsh told MedCity News. "But the game-changer will be to help people stay healthy." Of the school's decision to join the P4 Medicine Institute, Marsh said that OSU intends to bring technologies developed at Seattle's Institute for Systems Biology "to the patient-care environment." For personalized medicine to become standard practice, "it has to consist of systems of care" and also "be scalable and portable," Marsh said, adding that once it's simply referred to as "medicine," researchers will have achieved substantial success in this arena.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.