“All of Us” Project to Use Fitness Trackers to Study One Million People From Their Genome to Lifestyles

November 14, 2017 – The Scripps Research Institute will be handing out fitness trackers to help in the U.S. National Institute of Health‘s (NIH) “All of Us” ... Continue Reading →

“Owner-Mediated Data Exchange Using Blockchain” – What are the CDC and IBM Talking About?

October 27, 2017 – A number of years ago I worked on the design of a database for managing patient cases at a hospital here in Toronto. The focus was on interventional radiology, ... Continue Reading →

Consumer Genetic Testing Goes Mainstream to Help Screen for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk

September 26, 2017 – Color Genomics has introduced a screening test that indicates whether you have two gene mutations that put you at higher risk for developing breast cancer. ... Continue Reading →

Gene Altering Technique Used to Correct Congenital Heart Disease

August 7, 2017 – When my daughter was born back in 1984 she came into the world with a faulty heart. She had what is defined as a congenital (as in born with) disease that could ... Continue Reading →

Can AI Beat a Trained Medical Professional in Predicting Heart Attacks?

April 16, 2017 – A vascular surgeon at Stanford University in California recently stated, “I can’t stress enough…how much I really hope that doctors start to ... Continue Reading →

If You are a Meat Eater Don’t Read This

August 5, 2016 – A new survey study points to a lower risk of death from eating plant rather than meat protein. The survey compiles results from 131,342 participants over a 32 ... Continue Reading →

Finding Out That There is No Such Thing as Junk DNA

June 1, 2016 – Misunderstood maybe, but no longer junk, of the 3 billion letters that spell out the human genome, 98% have remained a mystery. A mere 2% code for proteins, the ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Lifestyle GPS Comes to Diabetes Patients with Smartphones

April 9, 2016 – In 2014, 422 million people were diagnosed with diabetes. Global prevalence among adults 18 and over had risen from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5%. These statistics come ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis and Where Healthcare is Going – Dematerialization, Demonitization, and Democratization

November 9, 2015 – In Peter Diamandis’ latest mind-sharing email he adds more fuel to the positive disruptive changes happening in healthcare. He describes the reasons for ... Continue Reading →

Have you heard of DNA.LAND?

October 27, 2015 – Know your genome. Help science. That is the message you find when you first click on the link to DNA.LAND, a place where you go to learn about your genome, ... Continue Reading →