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National Audubon Society is with Kyaw Htay.

This striking image of a Pileated Woodpecker taken by Pamela Karaz was one of the top 100 in this year's Audubon Photography Awards. See the full gallery:

N-of-One and Appistry announce partnership.

Under the terms of the agreement, N-of-One and Appistry will jointly market and sell N-of-One's interpretation services and content together with Appistry's bioinformatics next-generation sequencing analysis solutions and services to enable a complete workflow that will yield therapeutic insights an...

Scientists discover stem cell that is a precursor to AML.…/2014-02-cancer-pre-leukemic-stem…

Feb. 12, 2014) – Cancer researchers led by stem cell scientist Dr. John Dick have discovered a pre-leukemic stem cell that may be the first step in initiating disease and also the culprit that evades therapy and triggers relapse in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Stem cell breakthrough could lead to new forms of personalized medicine.

Japanese researcher Dr Haruko Obokata has been facing the world's media after her stem cell studies were heralded as a "major scientific discovery."
But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

Study results for personalized ALL therapy reported.

Nearly 90 percent of children and adults with a highly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia showed no evidence of cancer after receiving a novel, personalized cell therapy that reprograms a patient's immune system. In pilot studies of bioengineered T cells that attack leukemia, 24 of…

FDA commissioner introduces new report on personalized medicine:…/personalized-medicine-the-future-is…/

Personalized Medicine: The Future is NowPosted on November 1, 2013 by FDA VoiceBy Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.The difference between science and science fiction is a line that seems ever harder to distinguish, thanks in part to a host of astonishing advances in medical science that are helping to creat...

"The European Commission signalled that personalized medicine would soon shoot up the policy agenda."…/personalized-medicine-eu-…

At a roundtable gathering in the European Parliament on 15 October, officials acknowledged that breakthroughs in technology, including genetic sequencing, presented significant medical opportunities.
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The company Steve Jobs turned to for personalized cancer info goes public.

A type of DNA test the Apple CEO hoped might save his life is becoming widely available.

Read about "Me For You," a campaign for precision medicine.

The term “precision medicine” might not yet be part of the average person’s vocabulary, but UCSF and its collaborators are hoping a public awareness campaign will move the needle in that direction.Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chancellor of the university, is spearheading a public campaign called Me F...

On personalized medicine, from an EU perspective:

By Martine Piccart Personalized medicine is one of the objectives of the European Union’s “Horizon 2020” funding program and a high priority on the ESMO board’s strategic agenda: indeed, in oncology, many therapies share a narrow therapeutic index and high cost, implying that prescribing the wrong t...

Network-based stratification for "wildly heterogeneous genes"

Cancer tumors almost never share the exact same genetic mutations, a fact that has confounded scientific efforts to better categorize cancer types and develop more targeted, effective treatments. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego propose a new approach called network-based strat...

Today's FDA panel considerations could extend an approval--and change clinical trial approaches.

Exactly when does it make sense to start giving breast cancer patients one of the most potent, targeted drugs that doctors have in their repertoire? That’s

CT scanning for lung cancer:

Predicting whether lung lesions are cancerous can be more accurate using new software, Canadian researchers have shown.

GenomeWeb provides a synopsis of a WSJ report, titled "Gene Breakthroughs Spark a Revolution in Cancer Treatment" (available behind a paywall). Here's the synopsis:

The Wall Street Journal looks at how DNA sequencing is affecting cancer treatments.

NCI releases largest cancer gene database:

Scientists at the National Cancer Institute have generated a data set of cancer-specific genetic variations and are making these data available to the research community, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Text and video interview with a Memorial Sloan-Kettering oncologist talking about precision medicine.

Scientists hope precision treatments could end the need for chemotherapy and its side effects