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Harris Center for Wellness Established at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Joshua Harris, co-founder of Apollo Global Management, and his wife, Marjorie, made a $5 million gift to establish the Harris Center for Precision Wellness...
Personalized medicine—arguably a more encompassing set of practices than precision medicine—is poised to benefit individual patients

Personalizing Precision Medicine

There is much enthusiasm these days around precision medicine, and it’s very exciting to see effective individualized care delivered to patients based on their...
Researchers are being overwhelmed by sequencing data that is accumulating far faster than it be can analyzed. The resulting  information log jam has the scientists scrambling for solutions. [iStock/isak55]

The Big Data Addiction—NGS Has It Bad

Genomics has an obsession, and it’s called Big Data. However, unlike other obsessions, this one will probably not ruin anyone’s life—maybe only a few...
It will be absolutely essential for doctors to explain to their patients why some types of genomic information might be clinically actionable while other kinds are inconsequential. [© Science Photo/Fotolia]

Clinical Actionability in Genomic Medicine

It seems every week that a new publication extols the benefits of next-generation sequencing (NGS), often from sequencing the genome of a medically relevant...
Clinicians devoted to precision oncology are as effective as their computational infrastructure is robust. [Rbhavana/Deposit Photos]

Beyond the Sequence

Whether they are concerned with a mutation of a single gene, or mutations in a combination of two or more genes, today’s oncologists look...
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Community Organizing Meets the Clinic

The “Father of Modern Medicine” is also the father of patient registries. Hippocrates (c. 460 BC–c. 370 BC) urged doctors to record the symptoms...
Pharmacovigilance encompasses clinical care optimization

Playing Catch-Up with Data

Personalized medicine has long offered more hype than hope. But as genetic knowledge has multiplied in recent years, researchers—and more importantly, computing tools—have begun...
Figure 1. Overview of the bioinformatics steps for NGS sequencing data

Investigator-Completed NGS Data Analysis

While sequencing entire human genomes is an important achievement of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology, many clinical research goals can be achieved by sequencing a...
To make better use of genomics data

Near or Far? Omics Data Management, Analysis, and Action

It was inspiring to listen to Howard J. Jacob, Ph.D., professor of physiology and human and molecular genetics at Medical College of Wisconsin, speaking...
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NIH Publishes Finalized Policy on Genomic Data Sharing

The National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy to promote data sharing as a way to speed...

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