Kaiser Permanente

The consortium aims to advance the use of genomics in the clinic, with a particular  focus on diverse and underserved patient populations.

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.

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Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.