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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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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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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 Talks Actionable Genes in NOVA's 'Cracking Your Genetic Code'

March 29, 2012

If you missed the NOVA special "Cracking Your Genetic Code" you can watch it here. Our president, Lee Hood, was among the experts featured in the documentary.

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Personalized Medicine: From Bench to Clinic

March 12, 2012

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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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SXSW Healthcare Track Raises Question About Tech Tipping Point

March 13, 2012

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(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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New York Times Story About Gates Foundation Office Design Resonates

March 19, 2012

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

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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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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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