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What will it take to improve health assessment and realize precision medicine?

Aug 24, 2015, 8:58 PM
When most people think of precision medicine, genomics is top of mind. While genomics will play an undeniably important role in realizing precision medicine, most researchers recognize the need to include other types of phenotypic data in addition to medical history and standard clinical assessment.
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Biology’s “building inspector”

Jul 30, 2015, 9:01 PM
Continuing on the topic of my last post, I wanted to find an analogy that could paint a familiar, vivid picture of how metabolism relates to living systems and genetics and, therefore, why it’s an important research tool. The example a colleague and I came up with was that of a living organism being analogous to a house and the process by which they are constructed.
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Duh, it’s your biochemistry!

Jul 7, 2015, 9:04 PM
A lively discussion happened recently in a staff meeting on the need to raise awareness in the gene and protein world about how metabolism fits into their paradigm and why it’s important. The topic aroused a range of opinions, but on this day, one of my more enthusiastic colleagues proclaimed, “Duh, it’s your biochemistry!”
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