Precision Medicine Initiative

Here are the private sector folks that are helping shape Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative

Looks like Obama has appointed quite the A-team to help the Precision Medicine Initiative shapeshift into something with some actual… shape. The $215 million initiative was first discussed at a two-day workshop mid-February that helped flesh out the plan’s aims. This is step two. Outside of the expected team of academicians and policy experts, there’s a smattering of private sector […]

UCLA Health to integrate genomic data into EHR in pilot

UCLA Health will soon begin a pilot project with Seattle-based startup ActX that will integrate genomic patient data into its Epic EHR system, with the eventual intent of applying precision medicine to a large-scale patient base. ActX, founded in 2012 and just out of stealth mode six months ago, collects a patient’s genetic information by […]