Tag: genomics

Are Genetics Relevant to Precision Health?

Thomas Lumley, a Professor of Biostatistics at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, spoke at a recent Precision Driven Health event on the role that genetic sequencing can play in healthcare. There are many ethical and privacy concerns surrounding genetics, according to Professor Lumley. He says laboratories, insurance companies and even employers have all approached …

Machine Learning: The Heart of Precision Medicine

Summer of Research project by Nicholas James, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Patrick Gladding. You’ve seen it happen in movies I’m sure. A main character is flat lining and the doctor yells ‘CLEAR!’ before bringing down the paddles and zapping them back to life. Yeah, that’s not actually what those machines do. In real …

Genes and Drugs

Summer of Research project by Kate Kilpatrick, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Patrick Gladding. Huge advances have been made in cardiovascular medicine in recent decades, but the application of some of these advances in real world practice has been minimal. Kate Kilpatrick and her supervisor noted that antiplatelet therapy in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) …