Precision medicine symposium covered by Genome Web, The Salt Lake Tribune

jorge-contreras_wvflnySeveral media outlets covered issues discussed at Frontiers in Precision Medicine II: Cancer, Big Data and the Public,  held on Dec.1-2 at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

The unique symposium gathered national experts in genetics, medicine, bioinformatics, intellectual property, regulatory science, health economics and bioethics to examine the major scientific legal, economic and ethical questions surrounding precision medicine.

Media outlets including Genome Web and The Salt Lake Tribune covered the event.

University of Utah Health Care’s Algorithms for Innovation blog also extensively covered the sessions. View the Algorithms coverage here.

The symposium was discussed in a recent op-ed published in The Salt Lake Tribune. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras was also recently featured on radio station KRCL to discuss the event.screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-10-10-46-am

Sessions at the recent event explored tackling cancer with precision medicine, the ethics of access and precision medicine, patenting precision medicine and other issues. The symposium occurred as increased national attention is being paid to precision medicine, including an initiative by Vice President Joe Biden’s known as “Cancer Moonshot,” which hopes to accelerate the cure for cancer using big data and precision oncology techniques.

Watch the event here.