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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…

Dr. Lee Hood’s Research!America Acceptance Speech

Dr. Lee Hood received the Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award through Research!America (read more). Watch his acceptance speech above. UPDATE, April 12: Here's a video of the backstage interviews with all the award recipients.

Mark Calendars for Dr. Lee Hood’s Reddit AMA on April 11

Dr. Lee Hood will participate in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on March 24 April 11 from 10-11 a.m. PST. There will be more details posted on the morning of April 11. For now, feel free to look at the list of upcoming science AMAs or check out some previous science AMAs here.

‘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.)…

‘Demystifying Disease, Democratizing Health Care’

In the Feb. 26, 2014, issue of Science Translational Medicine, Dr. Lee Hood and Dr. Nathan Price, of Institute for Systems Biology, deliver an editorial stating the vision of the 100K Wellness Project. The project will track health-related data types for 100K individuals longitudinally over the course of 20-30 or more years. "Unsustainable cost increases threaten the global health care system, and further progress is stymied more by societal than…

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…

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.

Dr. Lee Hood’s Vision for the 100K Wellness Project

Dr. Lee Hood delivers his vision for the 100K Wellness Project. Read the news article in the journal Nature about the project.

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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…