Diseases

‘An Infection Anywhere Is Potentially an Infection Everywhere’: Preparing for the Next Pandemic

Experts are already distilling lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic to inform our response to future outbreaks.

Why Thursday Is Rare Disease Day

With the exception of primetime medical dramas, you don’t hear much about rare diseases. But just because they’re “rare” — in the U.S., that’s a guideline used for diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans —...

Genomic Study Offers Hope for Millions with Rare Diseases

A new study makes the case that genomic medicine can be cost effective in diagnosing rare diseases, offering a potential alternative path for millions of patients worldwide.

Critical Genomic Breakthrough Should Help Identify Disease Risk

A new report suggests that an innovative method of analyzing DNA will allow medical researchers to predict disease risk for far more people than can be done with conventional medical tests.

I Got My Genetic Results. Now What? A Techonomy Guide

Genetic testing has become more mainstream and greater numbers of consumers are receiving their results — and left wondering what they mean and what to do with them. For those who need help navigating and...

Techonomy NYC: With Precision Medicine, Every Disease will be a ‘Rare Disease’

There are an estimated 7,000 rare diseases known today, collectively affecting some 350 million people around the world. Big data, AI, and smart records bring hope.

India: A Wellspring of Untapped Genetic Knowledge

Now is a unique time in the history of world healthcare. We can sequence faster, and we can sequence at a lower cost. Indian genomic data will unlock more of life’s source code to benefit...

Washington Post Conference Highlights Progress in American Healthcare

At a recent Washington Post medical conference, entrepreneurs, doctors and health experts acknowledged American healthcare's serious problems. But they also agreed that tech can dramatically transform healthcare. A panoply of innovations are underway. Philips CEO...

Why We Still Can’t Rely on Genomic Medicine

Genomic medicine may have hit the mainstream, but new genetic information will continually be discovered. And there remain extensive limitations to the value of the information that genetic tests can give you. How soon will...

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