ISB News

Dr. Jim Heath Takes Helm of ISB, Looks Toward the Future

Jim Heath took over as president of Institute for Systems Biology on January 1. To fully appreciate Heath’s relationship with ISB, you have to go back to its early days – shortly after the research organization was founded in 2000.

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What’s the Secret to ‘Extreme Longevity’?

3 Bullets: ISB researchers and their collaborators studied a group of supercentenarians (110 years or older) to explore the genetics of ‘extreme longevity.’ The group performed whole-genome sequencing on 17 supercentenarians in order to look for any rare protein-altering variants associated with extreme longevity. While the researchers did not find a single cause for extreme longevity within this sample size, the genomic data is now available for future studies. By…

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Real Simple Magazine Quotes ISB on ‘What Exactly is Wellness?’

Above: Cover of the November 2014 issue of Real Simple Magazine A team at ISB has been working on the 100K Wellness Project, which you read about here. The November issue of Real Simple Magazine has a feature story on “What Exactly is Wellness?” It includes a mention of our wellness study and a comment from Dr. Nathan Price, ISB associate director. “Perhaps one reason why wellness programs aren’t yet…

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Dr. Lee Hood’s Research!America Acceptance Speech

Dr. Lee Hood received the Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award through Research!America (read more). Watch his acceptance speech above. UPDATE, April 12: Here's a video of the backstage interviews with all the award recipients.

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P4 Medicine: Antidote to Budget Woes?

Dr. Lee Hood, president of ISB, published an op-ed piece today on thehill.com’s Congress blog. His piece makes the case for P4 – personalized, predictive, preventive, participatory – medicine’s potential to shift medical care from disease-focused to wellness-focused, and thereby greatly reducing the cost of healthcare. You can read the post here. LEARN MORE ABOUT ISB’S P4 MEDICINE: The Puget Sound Business Journal featured P4 medicine in a special section…

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