Discoveries Magazine



Storm Chasers

In a landmark discovery, Cedars-Sinai investigators showed that more than 50 percent of sudden cardiac arrest patients experience warning symptoms up to a month before suffering the event — a deadly condition that, until now, seemed to strike without warning.

To Be Precise

Medicine has never had more power than it does at this moment: power to detect, diagnose, prevent, and heal. An ever-deepening understanding of genetics and the function of cells, along with radical advances in informatics, herald a transformation in personalized health.

A Pound of Cure

A study at Cedars-Sinai applies its individualized tactics to investigate how adverse pregnancy outcomes can be used to identify women at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Crossover RX

Precision medicine can be thought of as a science of small details. By taking the microscopic view, it’s helping medicine draw a bigger, clearer picture.

The Diversity Question

Can precision medicine help solve the problem of inadequate diversity in medical research? The practice of precision medicine may contain its own solution: Technology has made it easier than ever to tap into the complexity of all humankind.


Lingo Base Pair As cells divide to create new ones, base pairing ensures perfect copies. Bases are the letters that spell out our genetic code — A, T, G, and C, standing for the chemicals adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine. Read On

I’m with the Band

Cedars-Sinai investigators and doctors are integrating wearable technologies such as smart watches and fitness-tracking bands into their work to better treat patients and help them take control of their health.

Precision Medicine: A Tour through Time

Like much in the history of medicine, progress often proceeds by tiny baby steps rather than monumental breakthroughs. Here we highlight a few of the many millions of stepping stones on the road to precision medicine.