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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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 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...