Next-Gen Sequencing Could Unlock Ebola’s Secrets
eHealth
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Next-Gen Sequencing Could Unlock Ebola’s Secrets

Shane Climie - September 29, 2014

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has dominated recent newscasts and shocked many people with the speed and ferocity of its spread. Any such outbreak raises questions…

Business
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Drug Development Gets Even More Personal, Precise and Tailored

Shane Climie - March 28, 2012

As we’ve discussed, Eric Topol’s “How to Change Medicine” provides valuable insights on how tailoring treatments in the clinic could boost health care effectiveness and lower costs. But…

Business
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Roche’s Proposed Takeover of Illumina—Game On for Universal DNA Sequencing?

Shane Climie - February 4, 2012

There appears to be a full-scale race underway to bring affordable next-gen DNA sequencing into diagnostics and clinical medicine, as demonstrated over the past week or so…

Business
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Through the Murky Slog: Part II—A New Light for Cancer Therapies?

Shane Climie - November 10, 2011

Last week, we discussed new drug approvals that reflected a paradigm shift for cancer drug development and for treatment of people living with cancer. Finally, we are…

Business
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Seeking Holy Grail: Quest for Stem Cells from Embryos Continues

Shane Climie - October 20, 2011

In a recent paper that spawned news articles and blogs worldwide, researchers announced the generation of human embryos that could produce stem cells. The announcement marks another step in the use…

Business
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Treating Cancer – Moving Beyond the Whack-a-Mole Approach

Shane Climie - September 26, 2011

In his latest Wall Street Journal column (“Drugs That Are as Smart as Our Diseases”), biologist/author Matt Ridley bemoans the plummeting efficiency of drug discovery in the…

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Companion Diagnostics: More Targeted Medicine on the Horizon

Shane Climie - September 13, 2011

It’s increasingly clear to anyone who deals with human health – from the bench biologist to the clinical oncologist – that humans are a heterogeneous species. As…

Business
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#Bio2011: After the Party is Over

Shane Climie - July 1, 2011

For the thousands of  life science industry representatives who attend the Biotechnology Industry Organization Annual Convention each year, the last few days have been similar to a favorite ho…