personalized medicine

Issues to Overcome

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.

Very Own Vaccine

Researchers find that a personalized ovarian cancer vaccine appears safe, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The companies are aiming to develop and establish clinical operation for the assays in Japan, where Hitachi said there is growing demand for such tests.

All the Residents

A state in India is teaming up with a German company to develop a blockchain-based database of genomic data, according to Quartz.

Diverse Data Needed

Gizmodo writes that if personalized medicine is to benefit all, studies need to include diverse populations.

Longer Life?

Craig Venter and Human Longevity aim to uncover disease through sequencing and other tests to increase lifespans, CNBC says.

And Now Coverage

360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

For So Much Data

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

As genomics increasingly becomes a part of healthcare, more diverse datasets will be needed to avoid biases in algorithms used to analyze data and make diagnoses.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.