Rising star Suzanne Devkota, PhD, is passionate about the convergence of food, health, and the bugs that live in our guts. Her ever-present “poop pillow” serves as an icebreaker for her mission to destigmatize discussion of fecal matter.
Launched with help from Cedars-Sinai, the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, is gathering genetic, biological, environmental, health, and lifestyle data from a million volunteers over 10 years. The program will use this valuable data for thousands of studies into a wide variety of health conditions in order to develop more effective ways to prevent and treat disease.
The Mitra Microsampler is an at-home blood-draw tool that helps patients collect tiny drops of blood for precise biometric monitoring and heart health.
Illustration: Yuta Onoda Knowledge about our genome is growing at an extraordinary rate. Combine that knowledge with bioengineering—which applies engineering principles to biological systems—and what could follow is a personalized medicine revolution. At Cedars-Sinai, investigators are using bioengineering to regenerate Read On
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 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.
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.
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.