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The study concluded that a lack of evidence linking diagnostic tests to clinical outcomes has made payors skeptical, hindering the growth of personalized medicine.

After lengthy deliberations, the Tufts faculty decided that students for the time being would benefit from using anonymous genomes instead of their own data to explore societal, policy, and ethical issues related to personalized whole-genome testing.

A Tufts University research team has outlined their recommendations for incorporating genomic testing into a medical school curriculum based on experiences from a Tufts pilot program.

A survey by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development reveals that genomically targeted strategies and companion diagnostics are steadily gaining prominence among pharmaceutical companies' pipelines.

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Agilent Technologies, Affymetrix, Tufts University, ANP Technologies

The facility will house some 70 researchers and focus on "genome to organism" research, with the goals of advancing treatment of hereditary diseases, preventing birth defects, and facilitating tissue regeneration, according to the university.

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SRU Biosystems, California Institute of Technology, Intelligent Medical Devices, Columbia University, Tufts University, Edelmira Cabezas, University of Washington, Illumina, Stanford University, Agilent Technologies

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Rosetta Genomics, Hitachi, Biocept, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tufts University


The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.