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Lee Hood to Speak at UK Personalized Medicine World Conference

Dr. Lee Hood will be speaking at the Personalized Medicine World Conference in Oxford, England, on April 17. His talk title: “Catalyzing a Revolution in Healthcare through a Longitudinal, Digital-Age Study of 100,000 Well Individuals” Learn more about the conference program here.

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John Chevillet is a postdoc in the Hood Lab at Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle.

ISB Innovations: Ultrasound-Based Tumor Biopsies

Name: John Chevillet, PhD Lab: Hood Research: I am trying to develop an ultrasound-based method to take a sample from a tumor, thus replacing needle biopsies. An ultrasound-based method would minimize complications, better diagnose cancers, and direct the use of targeted therapies for personalized medicine. Wish List: If I had $10,000, I could analyze the blood specimens we currently have for cancer dna to demonstrate what this method can tell…

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Infographic showing types of data

‘Integrating big data and actionable health coaching to optimize wellness’

The journal BioMed Central Medicine published a commentary by Dr. Lee Hood, Dr. Jennifer Lovejoy, and Dr. Nathan Price on the Hundred Person Wellness Project – phase 1 of the 100K Wellness Project. The article was published on Jan. 9, 2015. ABSTRACT: “The Hundred Person Wellness Project (HPWP) is a 10-month pilot study of 100 ‘well’ individuals where integrated data from whole-genome sequencing, gut microbiome, clinical laboratory tests and quantified…

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ISB’s 100K Project A Top Story on GenomeWeb

By ISBUSA GenomeWeb announces 2014’s top-10 most-read articles on personalized medicine and the article on ISB’s 100K Wellness Project was No. 1. Here’s an excerpt from GenomeWeb’s Jan. 5 story: NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – GenomeWeb readers in 2014 were most interested in a story about a large study investigating why some people remain healthy while others get sick. The top article was about healthcare entrepreneur Leroy Hood’s efforts to advance…

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Around the World with Lee Hood: Helsinki Lecture on 100K Wellness Project

ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood, gave the inaugural talk for the Academic Medical Center Helsinki Distinguished Lecture Series on Nov. 11, 2014, in Helsinki, Finland. He also received a lecture award. Read about the lecture here.

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Real Simple Magazine Quotes ISB on ‘What Exactly is Wellness?’

Above: Cover of the November 2014 issue of Real Simple Magazine A team at ISB has been working on the 100K Wellness Project, which you read about here. The November issue of Real Simple Magazine has a feature story on “What Exactly is Wellness?” It includes a mention of our wellness study and a comment from Dr. Nathan Price, ISB associate director. “Perhaps one reason why wellness programs aren’t yet…

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Tracking Cells from Well to Diseased

KUOW's Marcie Sillman and producer Amina Al-Sadi interviewed Dr. Lee Hood about P4 medicine and the 100K Wellness Project. This 29-minute recording is a great conversation about Lee's vision for how to turn healthcare on its head. Listen to the podcast. Learn more about the 100K Wellness Project.  

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In the News: Lee Hood on the Future of Personalized Medicine

Dr. Lee Hood, president of ISB, was featured in a cover story for the spring 2014 issue of HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) Leadership Magazine. He spoke on the future of personalized medicine. “Wellness is not going to emerge out of the current healthcare industry. New thrusts don’t emerge out of old bureaucracies. New approaches emerge out of new institutions that are set up for them.” – Dr. Lee Hood…

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100K Wellness Project article in Clinical Omics written by ISB's Lee Hood and Nathan Price.

100K Wellness Project Article by Lee Hood and Nathan Price in Clinical Omics

The latest press about the 100K Wellness Project is in the May 15 issue of Clinical Omics and features a piece by Dr. Lee Hood, president of Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), and Dr. Nathan Price, ISB’s associate director. Read “Promoting Wellness and Demystifying Disease: The 100K Project”

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ISB hosted its annual Symposium on April 13-14, 2014.

ISB’s Annual Symposium

ISB held its 13th Annual International Symposium: Systems Biology & Cancers From Big Data to Personalized Treatment on April 13-14, 2014. Visit symposium.systemsbiology.net for details. Visit the gallery for images. Or visit the video playlist on ISB’s YouTube channel.

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ISB at Town Hall Seattle: Systems Biology & Cancers

On March 27, 2014, ISB and Town Hall Seattle co-presented a panel discussion on "Systems Biology & Cancers: From Big Data to Personalized Treatment." Panelists included ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood; Dr. Tony Blau, of UW's Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine; Dr. Peter Nelson, prostate cancer researcher and oncologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and moderator Dr. Eric Holland, Senior VP and Director of the Human Biology Division…

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ISB at Town Hall Seattle: Systems Biology & Cancers

On March 27, 2014, ISB and Town Hall Seattle co-presented a panel discussion on "Systems Biology & Cancers: From Big Data to Personalized Treatment." Panelists included ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood; Dr. Tony Blau, of UW's Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine; Dr. Peter Nelson, prostate cancer researcher and oncologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and moderator Dr. Eric Holland, Senior VP and Director of the Human Biology Division…

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One of Dr. Lee Hood’s Best Talks on Personalized Medicine

Dr. Lee Hood gave a rousing talk at the Personalized Medicine World Conference, which took place in January 2014 in Silicon Valley. In just 10 minutes, he spells out the vision he's had for more than a decade and the exciting new 100K Wellness Project that ISB is launching. It's Lee Hood at his best.

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ISB at Town Hall Seattle on March 27

As an extension of ISB's 13th Annual International Systems Biology Symposium, we are collaborating with Town Hall Seattle to hold a panel discussion. Panelists include ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood; Dr. Tony Blau, of UW's Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine; Dr. Peter Nelson, prostate cancer researcher and oncologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and moderator Dr. Eric Holland, Senior VP and Director of the Human Biology Division at…

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The Future of Healthcare is Personalized

Dr. Lee Hood, founder and president of Institute for Systems Biology, appeared on the news in New Zealand after giving a talk the previous night at the University of Auckland. Click on the image below to watch the video.

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ISB’s 2012 Annual Report is Now Online

ISB's annual report is now available. This year, we created a web site for the report. It highlights nine headlines from 2012 and also includes a stirring piece from our president, Dr. Lee Hood, on "Inventing the Future." You can explore the site at: annualreport.systemsbiology.net/2012.  

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P4 Medicine: Antidote to Budget Woes?

Dr. Lee Hood, president of ISB, published an op-ed piece today on thehill.com’s Congress blog. His piece makes the case for P4 – personalized, predictive, preventive, participatory – medicine’s potential to shift medical care from disease-focused to wellness-focused, and thereby greatly reducing the cost of healthcare. You can read the post here. LEARN MORE ABOUT ISB’S P4 MEDICINE: The Puget Sound Business Journal featured P4 medicine in a special section…

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