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Peter Donnelly

What You Need to Know About Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Pat Salber (@docweighsin) chats with Peter Donnelly of Oxford about the implications of genomics for personalized medicine.
Amir Dan Rubin

A Conversation with Amir Dan Rubin, CEO of Stanford Health Care

Pat Salber (@docweighsin) interviews Amir Dan Rubin about how Stanford Health Care is seeking to heal humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time.

Gluten Sensitivity: A Quick Guide

Gluten-induced autoimmune reaction is the cause of celiac disease. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is probably caused by intolerance to carbohydrates.

Leroy Hood: Systems Thinking in Biology

Dr. Leroy Hood describes his latest project, P4 medicine (predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory). The plan is to study 100,000 well individuals from around the world in order to identify the earliest stage of disease and then design interventions that can put the person back on track for wellness.

And You Thought Your Genome Was Sacrosanct?

Got alarmed by the NSA snooping around? It's only metadata, we were assured by everybody from the heads of the Intelligence services to the...

How Did Myriad Genetics Come to Own Our Genes?

A momentous event happened on June 13, 2001: The Supreme Court unanimously voided Myriad Genetics patent on the human genes BRCA1 and BRCA2.
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Breast Cancer and the Angelina Jolie Effect

There is nothing like a celebrity to call attention to a preventable disease, especially if that disease is cancer. In March 2000, then-Today Show...
who we are

What Makes Us Who We Are

It is nature and nurture; genes and the environment constantly interact, and the result is who we are.

Who are we anyway? Homo sapiens, of course.

  Taking Sherman, our black Lab for a walk. The “guy” is built like a Sherman tank; when he runs to fetch a ball, he...

The secret of “LIFE”

by Dov Michaeli What is life? A recent opinion article in "The Scientist" By Edward Trifonov of Haifa University, Israel, transported me back to my...

Gene Therapy: a Christmas Present

By Dov Michaeli Had your fill with bad news? Thoroughly disgusted with the caliber of our “leadership”? (hint:“Evolution is a theory out there”, “Global warming...
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The Making of a Revolution: Genomic Medicine

In response to a previous column (TDWI, Dec.2, 2011) The Era of Individualized Cancer Therapy has Arrived, I received an email from my friend...