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BIO Investor Forum Session Recap: Precision Medicine: Leveraging National Genomic Databases for Therapy Development (U.S., UK, Iceland)


As the price point for full genome analysis falls through the $1,000 per person milestone, national efforts are ramping up for large studies that should enable much more personalized therapies.  This data should accelerate drug development by clarifying genetic targets and the most appropriate patient sub-groups for clinical trials. At the 14th Annual  BIO Investors Forum in San Francisco, a panel of precision medicine experts came together to share their perspectives on the current state Read More >

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New Survey Shows What Americans Really Care About When Making Food Decisions

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Cost and nutrition are the two areas most Americans really care about when buying food. According to the 2015 Science and Food Survey released Wednesday by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 92% percent of Americans consider it “somewhat important” to “very important” that food be affordable, followed by the 91% who felt the same way about nutrition. AgWeb reported on the findings of the survey: Those two priorities significantly outranked other food characteristics asked Read More >

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Do Outcomes Matter When There Is Chronic Misalignment?

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This piece by Allan L. Shaw was originally published in Life Science Leader. With over $3 trillion in annual healthcare spending, a relatively young population, and shorter life expectancies than other western nations, one would think there would be vast opportunities for the U.S. healthcare industry to rein in costs, weed out inefficiency, and improve outcomes. Instead of yielding to “regression toward the mean,” however, the highest global per capita healthcare machine marches to 20 Read More >

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Celebrate #WFD15 By Helping to End Hunger Worldwide

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In 2014, 46.7 million Americans lived in poverty and 48.1 million lived in food-insecure households. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that there are 805 million hungry people in the world. Over 70 percent of food insecure people live in rural areas of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Near East with many of them being family farmers. Everyone is needed to help end food insecurity. Today, organizations, academics and many others across the Read More >

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BIO Investor Forum Newly Added Sessions – Digital Health Spotlights

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We are pleased to announce that two “digital health spotlight” sessions have been added to next week’s BIO Investor Forum program! If you haven’t yet registered, we encourage you to do so by clicking here an to check out the full program. Digital Health Spotlight #1—Investment Landscape and CEO Interview (Tuesday, October 20, 8:00-8:55am) Recent advances in mobile applications, miniaturization, and standards interoperability, plus the rising acceptance of patients willing to share healthcare interactions through digital channels, Read More >

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