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Dr. Nyasha Chambwe, a postdoctoral fellow in the Shmulevich Lab at Institute for Systems Biology, discusses some data analysis with colleague Summer Elasady.

In the News: Basketball and Biology

Congratulations to Dr. Nyasha Chambwe on being featured in the May 20 issue of Puget Sound Business Journal’s “People in Research” column. The profile reveals Dr. Chambwe’s path to ISB, starting with a full-ride scholarship to Jackson State University. She has been working on a study on pre-term birth and soon will be moving to projects related to glioblastoma and leukemia. Read the PSBJ article… Photo above: Dr. Nyasha Chambwe,…

ISB Researcher Featured in Bio-IT World

Congrats to Sheila Reynolds (Shmulevich Lab) on being featured on the Bio-IT World Conference site for her presentation on ISB’s Cancer Genomics Cloud project. Read the Q&A here. Excerpt below: Cancer Genome Analysis at the Institute for Systems Biology Q1: How did your background in signal processing and machine learning lead you to work in cancer genome analysis at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, Washington? After working in…

In the News: How Olive Oil Led Researcher to ISB

The backgrounds of our researchers are often so fascinating. Dr. Kalli Trachana, who’s a postdoctoral fellow in Lee Hood’s lab, was featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s new feature called “People in Research.” The Q&A appeared in the April 15 issue of PSBJ. Read the full article here. “We have all these technologies here that can help us understand your body in completely new ways and with more granularity…we…

Tuberculosis Research: A ‘Molecular Road Map’ to Help Understand Gene Regulation

The journal “Trends in Microbiology” recently published a spotlight article on a tuberculosis research collaboration between scientists at Institute for Systems Biology and Seattle BioMed. The paper “The DNA-binding network of Mycobacterium tuberculosis” was published in the journal “Nature Communications” (Jan. 12, 2015): “MTB employs about 200 different molecular switches to sense and respond to the shifting, hostile landscape of the host. To identify and understand the intertwining gene regulatory…

ScienceNews Features ISB’s Bipolar Disorder Research in the News

ScienceNews posted a news brief about ISB’s latest research publication that discuss results from the first major whole-genome study of bipolar disorder. Researchers describe a breakthrough in understanding the genetic “architecture” of bipolar disorder and in identifying some of the risk genes. Read more about the research here.

ISB’s Women in Oceanography

Photos above: (Left) Anne Thompson and (right) Mόnica Orellana as featured in “Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later.” BY ISBUSA Two of ISB’s senior research scientists are featured in the second edition of “Women in Oceanography.” Dr. Mόnica Orellana and Dr. Anne Thompson, both of the Baliga Lab, share their stories about what inspired their careers in oceanography and some of their thoughts about working in the field. The inaugural issue…

ISB’s 100K Project A Top Story on GenomeWeb

By ISBUSA GenomeWeb announces 2014’s top-10 most-read articles on personalized medicine and the article on ISB’s 100K Wellness Project was No. 1. Here’s an excerpt from GenomeWeb’s Jan. 5 story: NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – GenomeWeb readers in 2014 were most interested in a story about a large study investigating why some people remain healthy while others get sick. The top article was about healthcare entrepreneur Leroy Hood’s efforts to advance…

Real Simple Magazine Quotes ISB on ‘What Exactly is Wellness?’

Above: Cover of the November 2014 issue of Real Simple Magazine A team at ISB has been working on the 100K Wellness Project, which you read about here. The November issue of Real Simple Magazine has a feature story on “What Exactly is Wellness?” It includes a mention of our wellness study and a comment from Dr. Nathan Price, ISB associate director. “Perhaps one reason why wellness programs aren’t yet…

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Xconomy.com Features 100K Project

Xconomy featured an article about the 100K Wellness Project. The article provides an introduction and follows with a Q&A with Dr. Nathan Price, who is Associate Director of ISB. Read the article by Alex Lash, Xconomy.com’s National Biotech Editor: “100K” Marathon: A Decades-Long Health Study Makes Its Business Case

Tracking Cells from Well to Diseased

KUOW's Marcie Sillman and producer Amina Al-Sadi interviewed Dr. Lee Hood about P4 medicine and the 100K Wellness Project. This 29-minute recording is a great conversation about Lee's vision for how to turn healthcare on its head. Listen to the podcast. Learn more about the 100K Wellness Project.  

In the News: Lee Hood on the Future of Personalized Medicine

Dr. Lee Hood, president of ISB, was featured in a cover story for the spring 2014 issue of HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) Leadership Magazine. He spoke on the future of personalized medicine. “Wellness is not going to emerge out of the current healthcare industry. New thrusts don’t emerge out of old bureaucracies. New approaches emerge out of new institutions that are set up for them.” – Dr. Lee Hood…

100K Wellness Project article in Clinical Omics written by ISB's Lee Hood and Nathan Price.

100K Wellness Project Article by Lee Hood and Nathan Price in Clinical Omics

The latest press about the 100K Wellness Project is in the May 15 issue of Clinical Omics and features a piece by Dr. Lee Hood, president of Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), and Dr. Nathan Price, ISB’s associate director. Read “Promoting Wellness and Demystifying Disease: The 100K Project”

LiveScience Going Viral: When Living Networks Go Awry. Story from NIH about systems biology and networks.

ISB In the News: NIH, Viral Networks and Systems Biology

Emily Carlson and Sharon Reynolds, of the National Institutes of Health/NIGMS, posted a story on NIGMS's Inside Life Science as well as on Livescience.com on how systems biology is a powerful approach to studying biological networks. The article included comments from ISB scientist Aaron Brooks and senior research engineer Chris Lausted who created a network activity that they presented during the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington D.C. on…

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ISB Serves as Backdrop for Columbia Bank Commercial

In April 2012, Seattle-based advertising and public relations agency GreenRubino shot a commercial for Columbia Bank using ISB as the set. The producers needed a vibrant, “science-y” set for the TV ad featuring a Columbia Bank client who also happens to be a molecular biologist – and, no, Bert does not work at ISB. ISB’s bold connectivity walls captured the producers’ imaginations. We were delighted to see the commercial on…

‘Decoding DNA: The Future of DNA Sequencing’: Dr. Lee Hood Appears on Australian Radio Show

Dr. Lee Hood was interviewed by Dr. Norman Swan, of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, for the "Health Report" show. The interview aired on radio on Feb. 24, 2014. Listen to the radio segment. SEGMENT TRANSCRIPT: (Editor's note: ABC identifies Institute for Systems Biology as part of the University of Washington in the audio and in the transcript. ISB is an independent nonprofit organization and NOT a part of the UW.)…

The New York Times Science Times Podcast: Dr. Lee Hood and 100K Wellness Project

The New York Times's Jeffrey DelViscio, who is a senior staff editor for the Science Times, interviewed our Dr. Lee Hood during the recent (Feb. 13-17) American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Chicago for a podcast segment called "The Virtual Self." From the introduction: "…in order to truly understand health, wellness and disease, an individual human must create he or her own data cloud, which can be…

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Dr. Lee Hood and 100K Wellness Project in Yahoo! News

(ABOVE: Dr. Lee Hood, President of Institute for Systems Biology, spoke about phase one of the 100K Wellness Project while attending the AAAS conference in Chicago on Feb. 14, 2014. Photo by Kerry Sheridan/Agence France-Presse) Agence France-Presse reporter Kerry Sheridan interviewed Dr. Lee Hood on Feb. 14, 2014, about the first phase of the 100K Wellness Project. An excerpt from the article: "The Hundred Person Wellness Project, which begins next…

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Nature News: ‘Medicine Gets Up Close and Personal’ – Dr. Lee Hood’s Vision for Wellness

"Even in its pilot phase, the project is unusually thorough. The ISB will sequence the whole genome of each participant at the outset. And in later phases, Hood says, the study team will also examine epigenetics: methylation and other modifications to DNA that can reflect environmental exposures. But that is just the tip of the data-collection iceberg." — From 'Medicine Gets Up Close and Personal' in Nature The journal Nature…