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Blog posts tagged with genomics

  • 4 common objections to genomic medicine 2

    Joel Diamond, MD
    November 07, 2017

    Genomic medicine has its skeptics. Unfortunately, many doubts are based on misconceptions about the field. Here are some of the objections I have heard recently, along with evidence to overcome them. Read more…

  • Hype or science? Genetic testing in sports

    Joel Diamond MD
    October 12, 2017

    Personal genetic testing is increasingly popular, but it’s a mixture of real science and marketing hype. One area is especially prone to exaggerated promise and possibility: Sports. Read more…

  • Epigenetics: How environment can alter genes for generations 1

    Joel Diamond MD
    September 27, 2017

    There is a growing body of work in a field known as epigenetics, the study of inherited changes to gene expression, while the underlying DNA sequence remains unchanged. It means that individual lifestyle and environment can “turn on” or “turn off” genes in later years, or even in later generations. Read more…

  • The myth of genetic destiny 1

    Joel Diamond MD
    June 27, 2017

    People place a great deal of faith in genomics, but it won't tell the whole story. For truly predictive healthcare, we must find ways to bridge the gap between genomic research and clinical information. Read more…

  • Turning genomic challenges into opportunities 2

    Joel Diamond MD
    May 24, 2017

    While knowledge and technology around genomics has progressed at a rate previously unseen in science, many of the original challenges and opportunities still exist today. Read more…

  • What the FDA decision reveals about medicine today

    Joel Diamond MD
    April 27, 2017

    A couple of weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new genetic risk panel from 23andMe, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company. This news is significant in the world of medicine and evokes several questions. Read more…

  • Consumers have a growing appetite for genomic medicine

    Joel Diamond MD
    March 29, 2017

    In my practice, I have seen a sharp rise in the number of patients asking about genetic and genomic tests. Healthcare consumers are drawn to the idea that this information can unlock answers to persistent health problems, or reveal risk for future issues. And a proliferation of accessible, affordable testing has whet their appetite for much more. Read more…

  • Why behavioral health experts are turning to precision medicine

    Joel Diamond MD
    March 02, 2017

    As physicians, we want to offer the best possible care plan for every patient, every time. We want tools that help us incorporate the many factors that affect each individual. This is where precision medicine comes in. Oncology is one discipline that is already using genomics extensively, and there is now a burgeoning use in other areas, including a significant interest in pharmacogenomics to improve care for behavioral health patients. Read more…

  • The precision medicine learning curve

    Joel Diamond MD
    February 20, 2017

    The concept of applying genomics and precision medicine is gaining momentum. Physicians are enthusiastic about the potential of personalized care plans to improve patient outcomes. But several questions remain for physicians who must put precision medicine into practice, including these. Read more…

  • VP Biden roundtable aims to improve patient access to information

    Assaf Halevy
    January 12, 2017

    Allscripts Vice President of Government Affairs Leigh Burchell and I represented Allscripts and 2bPrecise on January 6 at a select executive roundtable of the healthcare industry’s top leaders, invited by Vice President Joe Biden. We discussed improving patient access to their information, both broadly and within the context of cancer care Read more…

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