HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Fosters Genomics Research, Education, Clinical Applications and Workforce Development

In just eight years, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology (Huntsville, Ala.) has grown to be a sequencing powerhouse, ranking among the top laboratories in the world in terms of sequencing … [Read more...]


FDA’s 2017 Priorities Emphasize Biomarkers and Precision Diagnostics

Precision medicine and biomarkers can help the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensure safety of medical devices. That's according to the FDA Center for Devices and Regulatory Health's (CDRH) … [Read more...]


Providers Slower than Public to Welcome Personalized Medicine

Levels of public support for personalized medicine (PM) are seemingly outpacing organizational plans to implement PM-based clinical strategies, based on the results of two recently released … [Read more...]


Genomic Data Changing Design of Oncology Clinical Trials

Drug discovery is known to be a long, expensive process. On average it can take decades and cost more than $1 billion to bring a drug to market. Yet, despite the large investment in time and money, … [Read more...]


Report Challenges Proposed Consent Requirements for Research Using Biospecimens

By Lori Solomon, Editor, Diagnostic Testing & Emerging Technologies The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently released a report critical of a controversial proposal to … [Read more...]


National Academies’ Report Offers Hope for Scrapping Proposed Changes to Research Regulations

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report last month critical of a controversial proposal to revise regulations that protect people who participate in medical … [Read more...]


Quest Diagnostics Has Published Enormous Lead Contamination Study

Quest Diagnostics is again using its enormous trove of patient data to shed light on a public health issue: lead contamination. The New Jersey-based national laboratory published a study in the most … [Read more...]