March 18th, 2016

Precision Medicine Initiative: What It Means For You

It’s been just more than a year since President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative – a program designed to help physicians, patients and researchers better understand how their genetics, environment and lifestyle influence overall health. The Precision Medicine Initiative, while still young, has the power to be a game changer for patients and the entire healthcare industry. The program is expected to offer a “tool bag” of sorts to use when diagnosing and treating diseases — such... [+]
March 1st, 2016

RootsTech 2016: Using Genetics to Map your Family Tree

What do you think of when you hear the term “genealogy?” Family trees, ancestry and lineage may be a few terms that come to mind. But did you know there is a whole world of genetic resources for those interested in genealogy? One place to discover these resources is RootsTech. Coined as the largest family history event in the world, it attracts genealogy enthusiasts from across the country. While this conference isn’t directly tied to biotechnology, genes are a key tool that help people fill... [+]