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Dr. Lee Hood’s Video Message for Research!America’s Campaign for Cures

Dr. Lee Hood contributed a video to support Research!America’s Campaign for Cures. He emphasizes the necessity of federal funding to ensure research organizations can continue their pioneering work. It’s also crucial to support up-and-coming scientists in their research. Watch the video message here.

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Cover image for ISB's 2013 Annual Report.

ISB’s 2013 Annual Report is Now Available

Institute for Systems Biology has a dizzying breadth of research projects. But when we talk about what we do, it’s how we do it that matters most. The systems approach that we pioneered and exemplify continues to distinguish our ability to tackle the most complex biological and environmental challenges today. Because of how we apply our hallmark collaborative, cross-disciplinary and integrative approach, our collective success is greater than the sum…

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ISB at Town Hall Seattle: Systems Biology & Cancers

On March 27, 2014, ISB and Town Hall Seattle co-presented a panel discussion on "Systems Biology & Cancers: From Big Data to Personalized Treatment." Panelists included ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood; Dr. Tony Blau, of UW's Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine; Dr. Peter Nelson, prostate cancer researcher and oncologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and moderator Dr. Eric Holland, Senior VP and Director of the Human Biology Division…

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ISB at Town Hall Seattle: Systems Biology & Cancers

On March 27, 2014, ISB and Town Hall Seattle co-presented a panel discussion on "Systems Biology & Cancers: From Big Data to Personalized Treatment." Panelists included ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood; Dr. Tony Blau, of UW's Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine; Dr. Peter Nelson, prostate cancer researcher and oncologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and moderator Dr. Eric Holland, Senior VP and Director of the Human Biology Division…

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Dr. Lee Hood’s Vision for the 100K Wellness Project

Dr. Lee Hood delivers his vision for the 100K Wellness Project. Read the news article in the journal Nature about the project.

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From There to Here: Dr. Lee Hood

At ISB, we ask staff to share their stories about how they got "From There to Here" — because each person's path to ISB is unique. Recently, Dr. Lee Hood, our president, shared his journey from his childhood in Montana to the founding of ISB. What an incredible history.

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Innovation Game Changer: Lee Hood

Dr. Lee Hood appeared in a video series produced by World Free From Cancer and Value of Innovation about five "game changers" who will help make this a cancer-free world.  

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Bleeping Awesome Summer Internships

There is just one more day to apply for ISB’s undergraduate summer internship. Don’t miss out on an opportunity that will rocket your resume out of the park! The application deadline is midnight tomorrow, March 8.

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ISB Co-Authored Nature Paper Featured in the New York Times

The Ilya Shmulevich Group at ISB has been participating in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project as a Genome Data Analysis Center. The first paper resulting from the main phase of the TCGA project – "Comprehensive molecular characterization of human colon and rectal cancer" – was published in the July 19, 2012, issue of Nature and also featured on the front page of the New York Times. ISB teamed up…

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Dr. Leroy Hood Talks P4 at Inova Fairfax Hospital

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’

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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PopSci Future of: Preventive Medicine

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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Medicine 2.0: A Digital You

Dr. Eric Topol was a guest on KUOW/NPR this morning to discuss his new book "The Creative Destruction of Medicine" which talks about how the digital revolution can dramatically change healthcare and the practice of medicine. When we talk about P4 Medicine, we encourage people to understand – and embrace – the technology that's already available and the promise of a future when doctors will know exact data about your…

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Quantified Health: For Control Freaks or Is It the Future?

We've all heard the advice that we have to be our own advocates when it comes to healthcare. Larry Smarr (and other "self-quanters") has taken that to the Nth degree by collecting as much biological data about his body and using the information to improve his health. This feature article in MIT's Technology Review is a great read about Smarr's experience as The Patient of the Future. Smarr will be…

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Questions From Our Young Scientists to Obama

Recently, the White House posted a call for questions, which the President would then answer via Google Plus Hangout. Three of our young researchers submitted video questions to the White House YouTube page. Check out the videos:

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Even Our Interns Are Rock Stars

Gordon Sun is an intern in Rob Moritz's lab. His mother, Sarah Li, is a research associate in the Moritz group. Gordon is a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search and Natasha Ryan from KING-TV is interviewed him. Congratulations to all! Watch the interview:

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