deCODE Genetics shows the precision of population-scale sequencing projects

June 16, 2015

deCODE Genetics CEO Kari Stefansson recently announced that “We have insights into all living, and some dead, Icelanders… At the push of a button, we could find all the women with mutations in the BRCA2 breast cancer gene.” Mutant BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are highly predictive of breast and other cancers and women with such…

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How can personalized medicine improve the use of health care dollars?

June 16, 2015

The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) has recently released an important and informative white paper discussing how to achieve a balanced approach to the adoption of personalized medicine technologies that reflects the pressures on healthcare spending, improving patient outcomes and fostering innovation. The paper highlights two unique challenges that personalized medicine presents when considering payment models:…

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