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Mon, Feb 09

A path for precision medicine

For three years, Dr. Robert Green, a researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has been painstakingly gathering genetic data on thousands of Alzheimer’s patients, trying to figure out whether genetic differences explain why the disease progresses over a quarter century in some people and kills others within five years. He has called in favors from colleagues and filled out the reams of paperwork required to share data across institutions, but still has only half of what he needs to do the analysis.

Full coverage from the NY Times available here.