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Highlighting the arrival of three new technologies: Pacific Biosciences Sequel, 10X Genomics Chromium System, and Illumina HiSeq 4000.

In a recent survey designed to measure public attitudes about the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program, a majority of respondents expressed willingness to participate in the nationwide research effort.  Read more about the National Institutes of Health survey

The research effort that aims to engage 1 million or more U.S. participants to improve our ability to prevent and treat disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics. Read more about the National Institutes of Health award.

Her research focus is for every person who needs medical treatment will receive drugs that work for them. Read more about Pam Jacobson.

The UMN College of Education and Human Development hosted a 3 day conference on precision healthcare and childrens mental health, October 5-7Read more about the conference.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the first-ever grant dedicated to laying the policy groundwork needed to translate genomic medicine into clinical application. Professor Susan M. Wolf, who holds faculty appointments at the Law School and the University of Minnesota Medical School, is one of three eminent researchers who will lead the three-year, $2 million project, known as LawSeqSM.

$200 million has been allocated for FY16 budget to the NIH for the president’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI).  The text of the omnibus is available here, the NIH section starts on page 900.

A two-day workshop by the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) hosted a public workshop on digital health data and research cohort design as they relate to the proposed PMI national research cohort. The workshop focused on solutions to challenges in the design, composition, and organizational characteristics of a national research cohort of one million or more volunteers.

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The "Progress Toward Personalized Medicine and the Challenges of Integrating Genomics into Electronic Health Records," was Thursday March 12, 2015. Dr. Chisholm presented genomic medicine discovery and implementation projects based on the NUgene biobank that is linked to the Northwestern Medicine Electronic Health Records (EHR) system.

A Precison Medicine themed issue of Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy was published Sept. 20th, 2017.  The issue was edited by Jeffrey R. Bishop an Vicki L. Ellingrod.  Read the issue

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Pharmacogenomics Conference 2020

This two-day conference will provide PGx implementation education on a range of topics through lectures and smaller group breakout sessions. Registration opens on January 15, 2020. 

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Genomic Testing to Individualize Drug Therapy

The 2018 Pharmacogenomics Conference on June 22 was at capacity with over 310 registrants in attendance.  Topics included: cancer somatic mutations and selection of targeted therapies, emerging PGx areas.  Read about the event here

Precision Medicine Conference 2016 Pictures and Speaker Videos