2012 ISB Highlights

December 31, 2012

Dr. Lee Hood raises a Starbucks to toast his receiving the
National Medal of Science.

2012 was a busy year for ISB! Here's a baker's dozen of highlights from our year. Thank you for your support and happy new year!

MARCH -- Dr. Lee Hood appeared in the NOVA special "Cracking Your Genetic Code." link

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Dr. Lee Hood's Recent Paper

August 10, 2012

This paper, co-authored by Lee Hood, Rudi Balling and Charles Auffray, was published in Biotechnology Journal.

"Revolutionizing medicine in the 21st century through systems approaches"

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Seattle Times: Cool Jobs Featuring ISB Scientist Karlyn Beer

June 13, 2012


Karlyn Beer, one of our grad students who works in Nitin Baliga's Lab, was featured in the Seattle Times' "Cool Jobs" section. An excerpt is below. See the full story here.

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Dr. Leroy Hood Talks P4 at Inova Fairfax Hospital

March 29, 2012

Dr. Leroy Hood spoke at Inova Fairfox Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, on March 27. His talk focused on P4 medicine. The Washington Business Journal covered the event. The following video is courtesy of Inova.

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Genome Ethics

March 28, 2012

The Health and Human Service human research regulations are being revised. Scientists' input on whole genome sequencing data may shape the future of research. It's great that the article below says that change is "imminent."

Here's an article that describes the issue:

DNA Mapped in a Day Prompts U.S. Review of Genome Ethics

And here's a document from the Department of Health and Human Services:

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New York Times Story About Gates Foundation Office Design Resonates

March 19, 2012


(A commons space at ISB, where the design is open to allow for collaboration.)

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SXSW Healthcare Track Raises Question About Tech Tipping Point

March 13, 2012


(This Basis watch is a highly anticipated device that will record its wearer's heart rate, number of calories burned, sleep and other biometric information.)

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Dr. Leroy Hood: 'Biological Complexity Under Attack'

October 1, 2011

Dr. Leroy Hood wrote this piece about systems biology and big science for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. Read the article.

This is a truly remarkable time in the biological sciences. Biology now has the opportunity to effectively attack some of the most fundamental problems of society, including healthcare, agriculture, bio-energy, a sustainable environment, and nutrition.

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