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Fact, not fiction: Why the American public needs to better understand genetic sequencing

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Amir Trabelsi From: medcitynews.com Genetic screening is now reaching the tipping point of utilization due to rapidly falling costs, better interpretation tools, and clinical utility improvements. But this wasn’t always the case. The distrust in genetic sequencing and medical testing is rampant, and we have a few factors to thank for that. Since we’re in the early stages of …

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The Human Vaccines Project, Vanderbilt And Illumina Join Forces To Decode The Human Immunome

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: PR Newswire The Human Vaccines Project and Vanderbilt University Medical Center today announced that they joined forces with Illumina, Inc., to decipher the human immunome, the genetic underpinnings of the immune system. Illumina will provide the genetic sequencing technologies and expertise required to process the massive amounts of data required to decode the human immunome. The Human Vaccines Project …

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Looking for answers in cancer’s “exceptional responders”

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By: Brady Dennis From: washingtonpost.com Grace Silva and Karen Coakley are both 59, mothers living in the Boston suburbs and patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where they have spent years wrestling with daunting diagnoses. While they have never met, the two women are connected in a way that goes beyond their similar stories and their struggles with cancer. They share …