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Entries for February 2015

06
Precision Medicine has given another family answers after 23 years of searching.  Through full exome sequencing, Dustin Bennett finally has an answer to what has ailed him for 23 years.  Dustin's diagnosis, Episodic ataxia type 1, effects fewer than 100 cases.  Perhaps with sequencing we'll discover more.  To read more of Dustin's story, copy and paste the url: http://medicalx...

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Retta Beery posted on February 06, 2015
05
Margaret Hamburg, the head of the FDA has resigned.  To read more, copy and paste the url: https://www.genomeweb.com/scan/fda-commish-step-down?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Scan%20Blog:%20FDA's%20Margaret%20Hamburg,%20This%20Week's%20Nature,%20Investment%20in%20Basic%20Science%20by%20Companies,%20more%20-%2002/05/2015%2001:00:00%20PM

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Retta Beery posted on February 05, 2015
03
Francis Collins, the director of the National Institute of Health, and Harold Varmus, the director of the National Cancer Institute, talk about what the Precision Medicine Initiative has the ability to accomplish.  This is an incredibly ambitious undertaking and many changes need to take place, but they stated, "there should be some notable near-term successes."  To read the article from...

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Retta Beery posted on February 03, 2015
02
Noah, Alexis, Joe, and I were invited to the White House as President Obama shared the proposed $214 million funding for Precision Medicine.  Noah and Alexis are one of the best examples of what Precision Medicine can do and how desperately we need to fund this effort.  To read the NBC article, copy and paste:  http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/obama-seeks-millions-precision...

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Retta Beery posted on February 02, 2015