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Healthy Nevada Study Combines Genomics, Population Health

March 13, 2018 - A unique population health study in Nevada is combining genomic information from thousands of citizens with socioeconomic, environmental, and clinical data to develop insights into how lifestyle interacts with genetics. The Healthy Nevada Project, a collaboration between non-profit healthcare delivery system Renown Health and the Desert Research Institute (DRI), is currently entering its second...

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Payers Starting to Tie Precision Medicine to Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine has started to offer important answers to patients with diseases that have a genetic component, but covering the costs of cutting-edge testing and emerging therapies can be a challenge. Payers are often hesitant to commit to...

Roche Buys Flatiron Cancer Analytics, EHR Tools for $1.9B

by Jennifer Bresnick

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche will purchase Flatiron Health’s cancer analytics assets for $1.9 billion in an effort to enhance the drug development process and further the progress of precision medicine. Flatiron Health, backed by Google...

Big Data Analytics Fuels Penn State Precision Health Research

by Jessica Kent

Penn State researchers recently announced their plan to create a Digital Collaboratory for Precision Health Research that will leverage big data analytics to boost individualized care. Project collaborators hope to develop a secure health IT...

NIH Calls for “All of Us” Population Health Research Proposals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Update: The NIH has extended the submission deadline from February 9 to February 23, 2018. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has put out an informal call for research proposals to harness its growing All of Us big data resources. ...

GE, Roche Partner for Big Data Analytics, Precision Medicine Platform

by Jennifer Bresnick

GE Healthcare and Roche Diagnostics have announced a collaboration aimed at developing a digital diagnostics platform providing clinical decision support for oncology and critical care.  The partnership will leverage both companies’...

MIT Works to Align Pharmaceutical Development, Public Health Needs

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new project from the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation aims to align innovative pharmaceutical development with real-world patient care and public health needs.  The Learning Ecosystems for Accelerating Patient-Centered and Sustainable...

CMS Proposes Coverage for Next-Gen Precision Medicine Test

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine may be about to take a big leap forward as CMS considers covering the costs of a new, FDA-approved next-generation sequencing (NGS) test that can identify key biomarkers for certain cancers. The FoundationOne CDx (F1CDx) in...

Interest in Genetic Testing Brings Precision Medicine Challenges

by Jennifer Bresnick

Close to two-thirds of consumers would like to take part in genetic testing to better understand their health risks, according to a new survey from Wamberg Genomic Advisors, which could be both a boon and a bother for big data analytics and precision...

AMA, Patient Groups Join “All of Us” Precision Medicine Outreach

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than a dozen professional societies and patient advocacy groups have signed up to promote participation in the national Precision Medicine Initiative’s All of Us research program, announced the National Institutes of Health (NIH)....

Geisinger Announces New National Precision Health Initiative

by Jennifer Bresnick

Geisinger Health System has announced the launch of its new National Precision Health Initiative, an effort to expand its brand’s already extensive influence in the realm of genomics, precision medicine, and data analytics. The program...

Gates Invests $50M in Big Data, Precision Medicine for Alzheimer’s

by Jennifer Bresnick

Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates is making an initial investment of $50 million from his personal fortune to accelerate precision medicine research into a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The gift to the Dementia Discovery Fund, a...

Machine Learning Identifies Ovarian Cancer with 91% Accuracy

by Jennifer Bresnick

Neural networks, a type of machine learning strategy, can predict a positive ovarian cancer diagnosis 91.3 percent of the time when analyzing a novel RNA biomarker, according to new research from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and...

NIH Takes on Population Health Disparities with Social Epigenomics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The combination of precision medicine and population health management will help to reduce health disparities among underserved patients, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) believes. A new $26.2 million grant program, funded as part of the...

NIH, Pharma Orgs Launch $215M Precision Medicine, Cancer Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has partnered with 11 biopharmaceutical companies to launch a five-year, public-private research collaboration focused on enhancing precision medicine approaches to cancer care. The $215 million Partnership...

California Gov. Establishes Precision Medicine Advisory Committee

by Jennifer Bresnick

In an effort to tap the rich academic and research resources of his state, California Governor Jerry Brown has formed the new Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine, which will promote personalized approaches to patient...

Academia Dives into Precision Medicine, Big Data Collaborations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine and big data research partnerships are proliferating in academia as teaching hospitals, university researchers, health IT vendors, and dedicated laboratories combine forces to tackle cancer, genetic diseases, and chronic conditions....

Predictive Analytics, AI for Lyme Disease Gets $800K NSF Grant

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at UCLA and Claremont McKenna College will use a three-year, $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the application of predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and precision medicine to tick-borne...

FDA Asks for Input on Modernizing to Meet Public Health Needs

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA is urging healthcare stakeholders to provide input on how reshaping the agency’s complex regulations could better help the industry meet its most pressing public health needs, says Anna Abram, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning,...

NIH Grants UCSF $11.7M for Pediatric Precision Medicine Equity

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have received a four-year, $11.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pursue prenatal and pediatric precision medicine breakthroughs. The Program in Prenatal...


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