A smarter, more precise way to think about public health | Sue Desmond-Hellmann Sue Desmond-Hellmann is using precision public health -- an approach that incorporates big data, consumer monitoring, gene sequencing and other innovative tools -- to solve the world's most difficult medical problems. It's already helped cut HIV transmission from mothers to babies by nearly half in sub-Saharan Africa, and now it's being used to address alarming infant mortality rates all over the world. ..
In fact, Wilson and King showed that the difference in the average protein-coding gene sequences of chimps and modern humans was about 1 percent. In other words, the proteins that we use in our day-to-day biology are nearly identical to those that chimpanzees and bonobos use. Race?: Debunking a Scientific Myth (Texas A... - Kindle
BY Pamela Fayerman It was a pivotal, even glorious moment in the evolution of gene science when, in the summer of 2010, Vancouver scientists announced they were the first in the world to sequence a patient’s rare and aggressive tumour to help select the most appropriate drugs. The results of “patient X’s” sequencing were published in…
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Sandy Huffaker for The New York Times “The implications were so tantalizing that I didn’t dare believe them,” said Dr. Timothy McDaniel, on the realization that gene sequencing, his own work and a certain drug might be able to save his mother’s life.