As Both Senator and President, Obama Actively Supports Personalized Medicine and Genetic Testing

It may be that personalized medicine is becoming one of those All-American icons, like apple pie and mom. That’s because personalized medicine, as a concept and goal for the American healthcare system, seems to have universal support. If true, this is a positive long-term development for clinical laboratories and pathology groups. Take the new president, for example. Barack Obama has long contended that personalized medicine must be at the heart of health care reform. “The issue of...

Palomar Pomerado Health Partners with 23andMe for Genetic Testing

Nation’s largest public health district wants to promote personalized medicine Here’s an unusual development in genetic testing that shows clinical laboratory managers how fast the lab testing marketplace is changing. Two-hospital Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH), California’s largest public health district, recently partnered with 23andMe to introduce a personalized medicine service in North San Diego County. PPH now sells 23andMe genetic test kits for $399 at express care...
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