P4 Medicine

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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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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Lee Hood on NOVA on March 28

March 28, 2012

We are eager to watch the NOVA documentary tonight on PBS called "Cracking Your Genetic Code." Lee Hood is one of the featured experts. The producer, Sarah Holt, began with a series of phone interviews late last summer before interviewing Lee on camera in her Boston studio.

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PopSci Future of: Preventive Medicine

March 27, 2012

This video from 2009 is a fun one of Dr. Leroy Hood's appearance on the Science Channel's "PopSci's Future of" show. It explains in simple terms why our researchers are looking for protein biomarkers, which offer the earliest signs of disease.

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Our Genomes, Our Selves

March 20, 2012

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(From Dr. David Whitcomb, University of Pittsburgh.)

Every once in a while, different components of a research problem come together at just the right time. One lives for, and savors, these occasions. One of my favorite examples is the discovery of the genetic variant that causes hereditary pancreatitis.

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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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Personalized Medicine: From Bench to Clinic

March 12, 2012


Our president, Dr. Leroy Hood, is featured in this Genome Technology article about the challenges of moving personalized medicine into the clinic. (The cover image features Dr. Eric Topol, who recently published a book called "The Creative Destruction of Medicine.")

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Dr. Leroy Hood Speaks at TEDxRainier

November 12, 2011

Lee Hood was invited to speak at TEDxRainier 2011. His talk focused on P4 medicine: predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory.

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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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Dr. Leroy Hood Receives Palmaz Award

September 20, 2011


Our president, Dr. Leroy Hood (center), received the BioMed SA's 6th Annual Julio Palmaz Award for Innovation in Healthcare and the Biosciences. To read about the award, visit this link.

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