Kaiser Permanente

A new study from researchers at UCSF and Kaiser Permanente has uncovered a set of genes that appear to regulate natural variations in prostate-specific antigen.

The healthcare provider plans to build a large biobank to conduct precision medicine research based on genomics, lifestyle, and environmental factors. 

The Kaiser Permanente Northwest researchers focused on patient preferences, their ability to handle unexpected results, and the time required for genetic counseling.

The latest analysis of CYP2C19 genotyping to guide antiplatelet therapy tries to address cost questions from the vantage of a payor or large healthcare system.

The three papers published in Genetics will provide the basis for future investigations into the links between genetics, environment, and disease risk.

The partners will conduct a study using electronic medical records to find new best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.

A $4.6 million Simons Foundation grant will fund enrollment and initial data collection, but additional resources are necessary for genetic analysis and hypothesis generation.

With $4.6M in funding from the Simons Foundation, Kaiser will collect data from 5,000 families in Northern California.

The firm will use samples and data from Kaiser Permanente hospitals to test its metastatic breast cancer patient-stratification molecular diagnostic assays.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pacific Edge announced on Wednesday an agreement with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group for the evaluation of Pacific Edge's gene expression-based test for the detection of bladder cancer.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.