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Arivale Brings Genomics to the People: Wellness Startup Intends to Democratize Personalized Medicine

Gail Dutton

Challenging the Status Quo

OCTOBER 2015 – “The U.S. healthcare system is upside down,” contends Lewis. “Some $4 trillion is being spent annually on diagnostics and therapeutics after a person becomes sick, but 90% of an individual’s wellness is determined by genetics and lifestyle.” 872 more words


RESEARCH, GENOMICS and a TREND in CONCIERGE MEDICINE: "J. Craig Venter Debuts Elite Testing Service Via Health Nucleus"

Bruce V. Bigelow

October 14th, 2015 – In a move that takes concierge medicine to a whole new level, human genome pioneer J. Craig Venter on Tuesday unveiled a venture that combines whole genome sequencing with advanced clinical technologies to provide comprehensive health exams for self-paying customers. 682 more words


BGI at Shenzhen announces that gene-edited 'micro pigs' will be sold as pets

BGI, formerly known as Beijing Genomics Institute in Shenzen, China has been a forerunner in the field of genome sequencing for sometime now, being the world’s largest centre for gene sequencing. 723 more words


New Developments for Precision Medicine Initiative

In an exciting update, NIH Director Francis Collins announced last week that the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is now entering the implementation phase, with a clear and visionary first goal: 680 more words


Awareness and Much More

Since 1999, the month of September has been designated as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM). The goals of GCAM each year have included educating women about the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancers as well as factors that increase risk for these types of cancer. 960 more words

Beyond Awareness

On mental architecture and octopus literature.

I might spend too much time thinking about how brains work.  Less than some people, sure — everybody working on digital replication of human thought must devote more energy than I do to the topic, and they’re doing it in a more rigorous way — but for a dude with no professional connection to cognitive science or neurobiology or what-have-you, I spend an unreasonable amount of time obsessing over ’em. 1,471 more words

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Prental Genome Sequencing and its Moral Dilemmas

Author | Justis Gyori

With a consistent influx of scientific discoveries, it becomes inevitable that a burst of technological breakthroughs would be upon us. And with these breakthroughs, change is brought to the forefront as the most influential of actions. 770 more words

Philosophy And Religion