Monthly Archives: February 2015

Unlocking the causes of breast cancer

What causes breast cancer? A few genes are implicated but they only account for 5 or 10 percent of cancer cases. Dr. Dean Jones, director of the Clinical Biomarkers Core and the Metabolomics Core of Emory University‚Äôs HERCULES Center and Dr. Barbara Cohn, director of the Child Health and Development Studies set out to answer […]

The Precision Medicine Initiative: An Opportunity for the Exposome?

Last Friday President Obama discussed the Precision Medicine Initiative. A few of the objectives of the initiative are outlined below: More and better treatments for cancer Creation of a voluntary national research cohort Commitment to protecting privacy Regulatory modernization Public-private partnerships Although this initiative has an obvious genetic focus, there is room for incorporating environmental […]