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Use of the blood culture panel in a community hospital setting led to shorter time to targeted treatment for the patient and a shorter stay in the hospital.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scripps Center for Executive Health will offer Pathway Genomics' genetic tests to patients through Scripps Health's network of physicians, clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations.

The University of Florida Academic Health Center this week launched a new personalized medicine effort in which all patients visiting its catheterization lab will receive a multi-gene test that will be used to discern whether they are likely to respond to the anti-platelet drug c

Scripps Health is launching a clinical research study that will use whole-genome sequencing to attempt to uncover the genetic roots of rare, unknown diseases.

Focus and Quest are collaborating with clinical scientists from Scripps Translational Science Institute and Scripps Health to develop the test, which could eventually help clinicians personalize treatment with Plavix based on a patient's CYP2C19 genotype in less than an hour.

In the effort to launch a new genomics certification program for doctors in personalized medicine, Topol recognized that doctors just need to be reminded why they got into medicine in the first place, and the intellectual challenge of genomic medicine itself can reignite that spark, he says.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.