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2011 ISB Systems Biology and P4 Medicine Symposium, Day 1

The first Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) symposium was held in 2002. Now in its 10th year, the Systems Biology and P4 Medicine conference provides a setting for some of the world’s most influential researchers who are leading the way in applying systems biology and systems theory to medicine and health care delivery.

23andMe Receives NIH Funding to Evaluate Web-Based Research on the Genetics of Drug Response

Genetic testing company 23andMe announced last week the launch of a project that aims to use web surveys to improve personalized medicine. The project, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), plans to validate 23andMe’s highly-scalable platform for pharmacogenomics research. The company received $190,000 in stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for “Web-based Phenotyping for Genome-Wide Association Studies of Drug Response” from NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).