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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.  

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…

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”

LiveScience Going Viral: When Living Networks Go Awry. Story from NIH about systems biology and networks.

ISB In the News: NIH, Viral Networks and Systems Biology

Emily Carlson and Sharon Reynolds, of the National Institutes of Health/NIGMS, posted a story on NIGMS's Inside Life Science as well as on Livescience.com on how systems biology is a powerful approach to studying biological networks. The article included comments from ISB scientist Aaron Brooks and senior research engineer Chris Lausted who created a network activity that they presented during the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington D.C. on…

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ISB Serves as Backdrop for Columbia Bank Commercial

In April 2012, Seattle-based advertising and public relations agency GreenRubino shot a commercial for Columbia Bank using ISB as the set. The producers needed a vibrant, “science-y” set for the TV ad featuring a Columbia Bank client who also happens to be a molecular biologist – and, no, Bert does not work at ISB. ISB’s bold connectivity walls captured the producers’ imaginations. We were delighted to see the commercial on…

‘Decoding DNA: The Future of DNA Sequencing’: Dr. Lee Hood Appears on Australian Radio Show

Dr. Lee Hood was interviewed by Dr. Norman Swan, of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, for the "Health Report" show. The interview aired on radio on Feb. 24, 2014. Listen to the radio segment. SEGMENT TRANSCRIPT: (Editor's note: ABC identifies Institute for Systems Biology as part of the University of Washington in the audio and in the transcript. ISB is an independent nonprofit organization and NOT a part of the UW.)…

The New York Times Science Times Podcast: Dr. Lee Hood and 100K Wellness Project

The New York Times's Jeffrey DelViscio, who is a senior staff editor for the Science Times, interviewed our Dr. Lee Hood during the recent (Feb. 13-17) American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Chicago for a podcast segment called "The Virtual Self." From the introduction: "…in order to truly understand health, wellness and disease, an individual human must create he or her own data cloud, which can be…

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Dr. Lee Hood and 100K Wellness Project in Yahoo! News

(ABOVE: Dr. Lee Hood, President of Institute for Systems Biology, spoke about phase one of the 100K Wellness Project while attending the AAAS conference in Chicago on Feb. 14, 2014. Photo by Kerry Sheridan/Agence France-Presse) Agence France-Presse reporter Kerry Sheridan interviewed Dr. Lee Hood on Feb. 14, 2014, about the first phase of the 100K Wellness Project. An excerpt from the article: "The Hundred Person Wellness Project, which begins next…

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Nature News: ‘Medicine Gets Up Close and Personal’ – Dr. Lee Hood’s Vision for Wellness

"Even in its pilot phase, the project is unusually thorough. The ISB will sequence the whole genome of each participant at the outset. And in later phases, Hood says, the study team will also examine epigenetics: methylation and other modifications to DNA that can reflect environmental exposures. But that is just the tip of the data-collection iceberg." — From 'Medicine Gets Up Close and Personal' in Nature The journal Nature…

Innovation Game Changer: Lee Hood

Dr. Lee Hood appeared in a video series produced by World Free From Cancer and Value of Innovation about five "game changers" who will help make this a cancer-free world.  

Lee Hood at World Stem Cell Summit

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News offered some highlights from the World Stem Cell Summit, where ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood, gave today's keynote talk: “In 5 to 10 years, you will have your genomes as part of your medical records,” Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., Institute for Systems Biology, told attendees of the World Stem Cell Summit 2013 today, in San Diego. “Third-generation sequencing will be revolutionary,” he said in his…

ISB on Cover of C&En Magazine

By ISBUSA ISB researcher Sarah Li was featured on the cover of C&EN Magazine on Nov. 18. The cover story is about how instrumentation companies are teaming up with research organizations to gain access to valuable work that could help refine or develop new technologies. ISB's Dr. Robert Moritz comments about our collaboration with AB Sciex for the story. Excerpt from the piece: "Building on this work, AB Sciex formed…

ISB, Lee Hood on Forbes.com

John Nosta, a contributor to Forbes.com, posted this piece today and included a mention of a collaboration between Indi and ISB on a diagnostic that may help identify benign lung nodules. From Diagnosis to Treatment, Has Lung Cancer Begun To Turn The Corner? This study suggests the tremendous power of using systems biology and bioinformatics to better understand health and disease,” said Lee Hood, M.D., Ph.D., co-author of the study; co-founder…

In the WSJ: Dr. Lee Hood Explains How Nonprofits Can Be Entrepreneurial

Our Dr. Lee Hood is a guest mentor for The Wall Street Journal's Accelerators blog. In this post, he shares how nonprofit organizations can borrow the entrepreneurial and audacious-goal-oriented spirit of startups to be successful – in addition to remaining true to their missions. An excerpt: …achieving your vision requires determined optimism, the will to never give up, a missionary passion for the concept (to convince the skeptics), a willingness…

BBC Radio: Dr. Lee Hood on P4 Medicine

Dr. Lee Hood gave the keynote speech at the Future in Review conference on May 21. During the conference, Hood was presented with “CEO of the Year” award. In this BBC Business Daily segment, host Ed Butler talks to Hood about his P4 vision. Listen Now

UW’s Four Peaks TV: Dr. Lee Hood Speaks About Innovation

Episode: Wellness and Science Pioneer From Four Peaks: May 24, 2013 Dr. Leroy Hood says we may not recognize our healthcare system a decade from now. Innovation will make it more predictive, personalized, preventative and participatory — his four Ps. And through Dr. Hood’s systems-based approach, we’ll be focused far more on “wellness” than on “care.” That’s just one reason why he was recognized by President Obama with one of…

Lee Hood On TV: May 4 & 5

Dr. Lee Hood is a guest on “Four Peaks” is a monthly current affairs show on UWTV and Northwest Cable News. On Four Peaks TV: ISB’s Dr. Leroy Hood discusses predictive, personalized, preventative & participatory health care and and shows off his national medal of science. Tune in at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4,  and 9 p.m. Sunday, May 5, on NWCN (ch. 2) to hear more about his conversation…

Microsoft’s Craig Mundie Joins ISB Board

ISB announced three new board of directors members this morning. The full press release is here. Douglas Howe: Howe is the president and founder of Touchstone Corporation, a Seattle-based commercial real estate company that focuses on the development of urban infill projects and leads the industry in designing and constructing high-performance, sustainable green buildings. More info Craig Mundie: Mundie is the senior advisor to Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corp….