Protein Size Matters
Protein Size Matters
A study probes how genetic duplications that can swell protein length influence human traits such as height and kidney function.
Protein Size Matters
Protein Size Matters

A study probes how genetic duplications that can swell protein length influence human traits such as height and kidney function.

A study probes how genetic duplications that can swell protein length influence human traits such as height and kidney function.

personalized medicine
New Evidence Shows COVID-19 Was in US Weeks Before Thought
New Evidence Shows COVID-19 Was in US Weeks Before Thought
Abby Olena | Jun 17, 2021
Some of the blood specimens collected in the United States for the NIH’s All of Us research program starting on January 2, 2020, have antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.
Smart Pills Help Monitor Cancer Patients’ Therapy
Smart Pills Help Monitor Cancer Patients’ Therapy
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 15, 2019
Sensors encapsulated with oral chemotherapy drugs help patients and physicians keep track of treatments.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jul 15, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the July/August 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Opinion: Applying AI to Clinical Care Is Key to Individualized Medicine
Opinion: Applying AI to Clinical Care Is Key to Individualized Medicine
Eric Topol | Jul 15, 2019
Not only can artificial intelligence revolutionize healthcare, it could help restore the doctor-patient relationship.
Tumor Organoids Hold Promise for Personalizing Cancer Therapy
Tumor Organoids Hold Promise for Personalizing Cancer Therapy
Jef Akst | Jul 15, 2019
The three-dimensional cell cultures are still in the development phase, but researchers are excited about their use to predict patients’ responses to various treatment options.
Topol on Deep Medicine
Topol on Deep Medicine
The Scientist Staff | Jul 15, 2019
Eric Topol, founder and director of Scripps Research Translational Institute and Reading Frames author, discusses the future of the doctor-patient bond in an era of artificial intelligence–driven medicine.
Orkin on Childhood Cancer
Orkin on Childhood Cancer
The Scientist Staff | Jul 15, 2019
This month’s Profilee, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researcher Stuart Orkin, talks about treating kids with cancer and other blood disorders.
T Cell Proliferation Linked to CAR T Responses
T Cell Proliferation Linked to CAR T Responses
Ashley Yeager | Jul 15, 2019
Comparing the cells of cancer patients who did and did not respond to the immunotherapy could reveal biomarkers to predict who should receive it in the first place.
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Pain in Blood Samples
Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Pain in Blood Samples
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 15, 2019
The expression of a slew of genes in psychiatric patients closely tracks pain intensity and predicts future emergency room visits, according to a study.
Infographic: Neoantigen Prediction for Personalized Vaccine Design
Infographic: Neoantigen Prediction for Personalized Vaccine Design
Jasreet Hundal, Elaine R. Mardis | Jul 15, 2019
See how a computational pipeline uses next-generation sequencing data to identify genetic alterations that produce cancer-specific antigens.
Personalized Cancer Vaccines in Clinical Trials
Personalized Cancer Vaccines in Clinical Trials
Jasreet Hundal, Elaine R. Mardis | Jul 15, 2019
The field is young, but predicting antigens produced by patients’ malignant cells could yield successful treatments for individuals with a range of cancer types.
Table: Personalized Cancer Vaccine Trials in the United States
Table: Personalized Cancer Vaccine Trials in the United States
Jasreet Hundal, Elaine R. Mardis | Jul 15, 2019
There are currently more than two dozen ongoing Phase 1 and Phase 2 trials using different vaccine platforms such as DNA, RNA, synthetic long peptides, and dendritic cells.
How the Microbiome Influences Drug Action
How the Microbiome Influences Drug Action
Shawna Williams | Jul 15, 2019
Through their effects on metabolism and immunity, bacteria in the gut affect whether medications will be effective for a given patient.
NIH Plans to Enroll 1 Million People for Health Database
NIH Plans to Enroll 1 Million People for Health Database
Catherine Offord | May 3, 2018
The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data. 
Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents
Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents
Diana Kwon | Apr 13, 2018
The nationwide experiment will initially include around 100,000 volunteers.
New Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
New Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
Catherine Offord | Apr 12, 2018
A preliminary clinical trial finds that the personalized therapy improves survival rates and has no severe side-effects.
How Gaining and Losing Weight Affects the Body
How Gaining and Losing Weight Affects the Body
Abby Olena | Jan 17, 2018
Millions of measurements from 23 people who consumed extra calories every day for a month reveal changes in proteins, metabolites, and gut microbiota that accompany shifts in body mass.
Coriell Institute CEO Dies
Coriell Institute CEO Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 4, 2018
Michael Christman oversaw the organization’s well-known biobank and pioneered a personalized medicine initiative.