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February 2019

The Promises and Pitfalls of Omics in Precision Medicine

The Promises and Pitfalls of Omics in Precision Medicine

Omics techniques that rapidly analyze large amounts of genomic and other data from an individual cell, tissue or patient could greatly benefit precision medicine, but not without challenges. A UR CTSI-led team explored how to apply these techniques to precision medicine and revolutionize patient diagnosis and therapeutic interventions.

Can Facebook Keep Us Healthy as We Age?

Can Facebook Keep Us Healthy as We Age?

As we age, communicating within virtual communities, like Facebook groups, may help stave off social isolation and its associated negative health effects, according to preliminary research. A UR CTSI Population Health Research postdoctoral fellow is studying how technology and social media could become tools to improve the lives of vulnerable elderly populations.