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

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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...

MIT Works to Align Pharmaceutical Development, Public Health Needs

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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...

ONC, NIH Pilot Adds Genomic Data Specifications to HL7 FHIR

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HL7 FHIR is getting a precision medicine upgrade thanks to a partnership between the ONC and National Institutes of Health.  The Sync for Genes pilot program plans to support the integration of genomics into big data analytics and...

CMS Proposes Coverage for Next-Gen Precision Medicine Test

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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...

Interest in Genetic Testing Brings Precision Medicine Challenges

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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...

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

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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...

Geisinger Announces New National Precision Health Initiative

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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...

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

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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...

Machine Learning Identifies Ovarian Cancer with 91% Accuracy

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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...

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

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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...

California Gov. Establishes Precision Medicine Advisory Committee

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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...

Academia Dives into Precision Medicine, Big Data Collaborations

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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...

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

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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...

University of California Forms Big Data, Precision Medicine Network

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Five of the University of California’s academic cancer centers have banded together to form a collaborative big data analytics and precision medicine research network with the goal of reducing the economic, social, and clinical...

NIH Grants UCSF $11.7M for Pediatric Precision Medicine Equity

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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...

All of Us Precision Medicine Network Expands with $13.8M in Grants

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The All of Us precision medicine initiative is continuing its steady growth with a new round of grants aimed at bolstering recruiting efforts and enrolling a diverse patient population in the large-scale genomic databank. The National...

Pharma, Tech Companies Set to Restructure Healthcare Big Data Market

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The healthcare big data market is set another in a long series of revolutions as life science, precision medicine, consumer technology, and “omics” companies start to infuse their influence into a rapidly changing analytics...

Big Data Analytics Resource Center Takes Aim at Pediatric Cancer

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The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will use a $14.8 million NIH grant to explore the root causes of pediatric cancer and structure birth defects.  With the...

Senate Passes Pediatric Cancer Drug Development Expansion Bill

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An update of PREA called the RACE for Children Act (RACE), which would expand the number of pediatric cancer drug treatments in development, passed the US Senate following House approval and heads to the President’s desk for...

Chan, Zuckerberg Donate $10M to UCSF Precision Medicine Lab

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Dr. Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, have made a $10 million donation to one of the nation’s leading precision medicine research facilities at UC San Francisco. The UCSF Institute for Computational...

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