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Precision Medicine Initiative: recruiting a million people to improve health

ASHG 2015 began yesterday with two great sessions. In the first, ASHG president Dr. Neil Risch reflected on the history of the organization and ASHG’s evolution over the years. In the second session, the Presidential Symposium on “Genetic Epidemiology at Scale: High Throughput Genomics Linked to Large Scale EHR systems,” Dr. Francis Collins talked about the precision… Read article →


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Coming to Baltimore for ASHG 2015? So are we!

ASHG 2015, the annual meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics, is taking place next week from Oct. 6–10 in Baltimore, Maryland. If you’re coming, we’d love to see you at our booths, 1621 and 1622! Booth 1621 will focus on QIAGEN’s sample-to-insight solutions for some of the topics we discuss here at Biomarker Insights, including liquid biopsy… Read article →


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Combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The CDC estimates that each year in the United States, antibiotic-resistant bacteria sicken two million people, and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result. In addition, antibiotic resistance is a threat to animals, agriculture, and the economy. In March of 2015, the White House released a comprehensive national action plan to combat antibiotic-resistant… Read article →