More Data, More Health

August 1, 2017 | Genetic Foresight, Inc.
As more and more devices start recording our day-to-day activities, the data gained will be invaluable. Data will be as valuable as currency when it comes to your health. The Apple watch can already detect atrial fibrillation. The trend of wearables and other IOT devices is a trend that is just starting and is going to exponentially increase. The data obtained from these devices will make it easier to make data driven decisions and personalize treatment to patients.

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If Drugs Represented the Entertainment Industry

July 18, 2017 | Genetic Foresight, Inc.
Before, when television sets vaguely resembled large, bulky cubes, shows and media were created to appeal to broad, general audiences. The term “niche viewer population” was almost unheard of; instead, producers strove to create series such as Friends that provided as much entertainment to single males as suburban families. Now however, the media production industry has shifted to relish targeted audiences.

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Genes 101

July 5, 2017 | Genetic Foresight, Inc.
When describing what we do to the average person and insisting that our new field, pharmacogenomics, will be the future, a typical reaction is withdrawal into a glazed, distant look. Drawing the connection between the genome and drug metabolism appears intimidating, and the average person (maybe even the average physician) may become overwhelmed.

However, in general terms, understanding how genes mostly affect which drugs we can use is fairly simple. Pharmacogenomics, our work at Genetic Foresight, and the impending paradigm shift in medicine, is quite simple and we’re here to make it accessible to anyone.

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Healthcare for the 21st Century

June 28, 2017 | Genetic Foresight, Inc.
Look around you. Everything from Facebook and Instagram news feeds to lunch orders and custom designs are all tailored to satisfy your unique preferences. For some reason, though, medicine has yet to reach this high level of innovation that is gradually becoming the norm.

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Genetic Foresight Personalizing Medicine

June 13, 2017 | Douglas Hapeman, Matthew Milford
Adverse Drug Reactions result in 100,000 deaths per year which accounts for the fourth leading cause of death, ahead of AIDS, automobile accidents, and pneumonia 1. Despite the shocking toll it has had on people, there has been no major changes to the practice of prescribing medicine. These deaths are preventable by applying cutting-edge genetic research on how the human genome interacts with different medications. Why isn’t this being done?

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