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Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Announces Strategic Plan, Standard, Partners

October 17, 2017  |  David Raths
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As the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) meets this week in Orlando, Fla., the organization announced a new 5-year strategic plan designed to enable responsible sharing of clinical-grade genomic data by 2022.

Indiana University, Regenstrief, LifeOmic Announce ‘Data Commons’ Collaboration

September 28, 2017  |  David Raths
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Indiana University, the Regenstrief Institute and Indianapolis-based technology company LifeOmic have announced a collaboration involving precision medicine.

NorthShore Partners with Genetics Testing Lab to Fast-Track Personalized Medicine

September 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Center for Personalized Medicine and Ambry Genetics, a clinical genetics-testing lab, are partnering up to offer genetic testing and research in a step towards advancing precision medicine in preventive care.

Stanford Researchers Completing Genome Analysis with Patient Privacy Ensured

August 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Stanford researchers are now using a “genome cloaking” technique that scours complete human genomes for the presence of disease-associated genes without revealing any genetic information not directly associated with the inquiry.

NIH-Funded Genomic Data Center will Focus on Childhood Cancers

August 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The NIH is spearheading a $14.8 million, five-year effort to launch a data resource center for cancer researchers around the world in order to accelerate the discovery of novel treatments for childhood tumors.

NIH Funding Research on Applying Genomic Medicine to Underserved Populations

August 10, 2017  |  David Raths
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is awarding $18.9 million toward research that aims to accelerate the use of genome sequencing in clinical care, with a focus on including diverse and underserved populations.

Pragmatic Clinical Trials Network to Focus on Genomic Medicine Interventions

July 25, 2017  |  David Raths
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The federal National Human Genome Research Institute has announced a five-year effort to conduct pragmatic clinical trials to measure the clinical utility and cost-effectiveness of genomic medicine interventions and assess approaches for real-world application of...

Survey: Greatest Impact of Blockchain will be in Medical Record Storage

June 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a recent survey, 60 percent of respondents believe that blockchain’s greatest impact will be in the storage of medical records, including genomic data—the fastest growing dataset in the world.

AMIA Calls on HHS to Clarify Status of “Common Rule” Updates

June 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently sent a letter to the heads of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), seeking information on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects...

Might Personalized Medicine End Up Becoming Something Different Than Imagined?

June 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The presentation last week at the Health IT Summit in Boston, by John Halamka, M.D. and Kristy Darby, offered tantalizing hints about how the concept of personalized medicine might ultimately evolve forward in patient care delivery

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Fresh Look at the Emergence of Personalized Medicine

June 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Boston last week, Kristin Darby of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and John Halamka, M.D. of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston offered insights into the potential and the challenges inherent in the emergence of...

Invitae Buys Developer of Online Family History Tool

June 13, 2017  |  David Raths
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Invitae Corp., a San Francisco-based genetic information company, has acquired Ommdom Inc., the developer of CancerGene Connect, a platform for collecting and managing genetic family histories.

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