El Camino Hospital

On July 1, Lynn Dowling, executive director of the Genomic Medicine Institute at El Camino Hospital, will step down from her role. El Camino will continue to work with Dowling as a consultant.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Strand Life Sciences today said that it is collaborating with El Camino Hospital to establish the Strand Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine at the Genomic Medicine Institute of the El Camino Hospital.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In an effort to help prepare physicians for the growing presence of genomics in clinical medicine, three partners have launched a new workshop-based curriculum that will enable doctors to discover how genomics may be integrated into their practices.

Genetic Alliance and the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics are launching a ten-part workshop to teach physicians at El Camino Hospital’s Genomic Medicine Institute how to apply genomic principles to personalize care for their patients.

The trial plans to study whether it is cost-effective to use a genetic test and CT scans to identify smokers at risk of getting lung cancer.

Already a pioneer in incorporating pharmacogenetic testing into its PBM programs, Medco's decision to buy DNA Direct signals its intent to be a "one-stop shop" for payors and employers interested in using genetically guided medicine to make healthcare more efficient and lower costs.

One reason El Camino Hospital has begun integrating genetic testing into the healthcare of its patients is the hospital serves a relatively well-educated and affluent group of people who tend to be early adopters of technology.

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.