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The new algorithm, called TOPSPIN, complements the company's MMprofiler test. It is considering making TOPSPIN-generated data available to its MMprofiler patients.

Nature News reports that "precision public health" may aid healthcare approaches in Africa.

Speakers at the conference's opening plenary showed how their work in cancer research fit into the broad theme of 'Discover, Predict, Prevent, Treat.'

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Startup companies are taking on personalized medicine, CNET reports.

The firm announced a 14 percent drop year-over-year in fourth quarter revenues and plans to reduce personnel and other costs to support development of a precision drug it has licensed.

Sanford Health and philanthropist Denny Sanford have jointly given $7 million to fund the project, which aims to sequence the genomes of 1,000 individuals.

The company, still collecting utility data, anticipates that this more complex analysis will lead to better personalization of health and wellness strategies for its clients.

The system allows oncologists to pick treatment regimens using NantHealth's decision support tool, and order them directly through Allscript's EHR system.

Researchers used the approach, which analyzes somatic copy number alterations, to identify a targetable pathway, which they then blocked effectively using currently available drugs.

At the Personalized Medicine World Conference, stakeholders and the former FDA commissioner discussed how regulation can advance personalized medicine amid political uncertainty.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.