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IOM Report on Improving “Omics-Based” Test Development Releases March 23
Released: 3/21/2012

Genomics, proteomics, and other branches of molecular bioscience offer the possibility of greater precision in medical care by tailoring therapies to patients' genetic or molecular profiles. But some clinical tests based on "omics" research, including tests developed by researchers at Duke University to select chemotherapy for cancer patients, have proved invalid. Evolution of Translational Omics: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, recommends steps to help avoid future problems associated with moving omics-based discoveries from the lab to clinical settings.

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LGBT Health Research Gaps and Needs: IOM Report Release March 31
Released: 3/28/2011

Recent findings on the differences in heart disease among women and men and among blacks and whites show that characteristics such as gender and ethnicity matter when it comes to health research. A new report from the IOM, recommends steps to ensure that clinical researchers identify and address the needs of LGBT populations. The report will be released at an 11:00 a.m. public briefing on Thursday, March 31.

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