Digital Biology & Genetics

Pharmacogenomics: The Science of Personalizing Drugs Based On DNA

We strongly believe that only digital health can bring healthcare into the 21st century and make patients the point-of-care. Individuals share about 99.97 percent of their DNA and only the remaining 0.03 percent is responsible for the differences in skin, hair or eye color, height, shoe size or sunspots. Scientists discovered somewhat recently that our

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How Sean Parker is working to build a clone army of cancer-killing assassins for patients

In healthcare, you can’t be a specialist in everything.When Silicon Valley veteran and billionaire philanthropist Sean Parker learned this lesson, he homed in quickly on what we wanted to focus on at his $250 million immunotherapy institute: turning cells into a clone army of cancer-killing assassins, Parker said. It’s a focus that could once again

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How Could Genomics Bring Precision Medicine To Healthcare?

We strongly believe that only digital health can bring healthcare into the 21st century and make patients the point-of-care. In the previous centuries, healthcare systems focused mainly on working out generalized solutions for treating ill people in as high numbers as possible. If cough syrup was good for the majority of the coughing masses and

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Bringing Genetics to the Forefront of Primary Care

 As consumer genetic testing continues to pick up steam—with the idea that patients are becoming more interested in how their inherited health impacts their future wellness—hospitals and health systems have also taken to finding ways to incorporate genetic information into primary care. In Evanston, Ill., about 12 miles from downtown Chicago, NorthShore University HealthSystem is

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