Human Longevity Inc. Unleashes Power of Whole-Genome Sequencing to Unlock Keys to Healthy Aging; Research May Lead to New Clinical Laboratory Tests

Human genome pioneer J. Craig Venter’s newest project seeks to ‘change the way medicine is practiced’ by creating genomic-based medicine model With little fanfare or public notice, a start-up company in San Diego is busy sequencing the largest number of whole human genome sequences in the world. The knowledge expected to result from this effort promises to revolutionize healthcare, as well as clinical laboratory testing. Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) is a genomics and cell therapy company that...

Pathologists and Clinical Lab Scientists: Design a Modern ‘Tricorder’ and You Could Win $10 Million from the X Prize Foundation!

X Prize organizers want to encourage the creation of a personal diagnostic device that can do medical laboratory-quality testing in patients’ homes Pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists with an inventive streak have the opportunity to win a $10-million prize, but only if they can develop an effective portable diagnostic device like the “Tricorder” featured in the original Star Trek television series of the 1960s. This $10-million competition is called the Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE....

Sequencing Developers’ Unprecedented Success Drives More Ambitious Goals For Genomics X Prize

New Genomic X PRIZE goals/subjects accelerate the drive toward personalized medicine Swift improvements to the accuracy, speed, and lower cost of rapid gene sequencing have caused the sponsors of the globally-known X PRIZE to revamp their offer of a $10 million award to a team that is first to achieve a defined milestone in whole human genome sequencing. Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers will be interested to learn how, last month, the X PRIZE Foundation announced a number of major...