Monthly Archives: March 2010

Cancer Genes in the News Again

There seems to have been quite a bit of activity in the world of gene-based cancer diagnostics lately.  Just in the last 24 hours some of Myriad Genetics’ BRCA patents were ruled invalid in the United States (http://www.genomicslawreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Myriad-SJ-Opinion.pdf) and a … Continue reading






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More on the Future of Medicine

Support for Participation as a key component of the improvement of health care going forward is found in this article from the Harvard Business Review.  Important developments cited include behavioral economics, patient portals,  and checklists (for physicians, but why not … Continue reading






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The Future of Medicine?

Leroy Hood proposes the “P4” view of medicine in an interview in MIT’s Technology Review (http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/24703/page1/). The four P’s are Powerfully Predictive, Personalized, Preventative, and Participatory. These apparently will be the underlying concepts in, as the article puts it, a … Continue reading






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