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Using Blood to Predict Gut Microbiome Diversity

Predicting the alpha diversity of an individual’s gut microbiome is possible by examining metabolites in the blood. The robust relationship between host metabolome and gut microbiome diversity opens the door for a fast, cheap and reliable blood test to identify individuals with low gut diversity.

Town Hall Seattle panel

Expert Panel Discusses 21st Century Health at Town Hall Seattle Event

In a public panel discussion put on by Town Hall Seattle and ISB, legendary biologist Dr. Lee Hood, PSJH Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, and PATH’s Program Leader of Diagnostics Tala de los Santos addressed the promise — and challenges — of implementing and practicing 21st century health care.

Qiang Tian, MD, PhD

ISB’s Dr. Qiang Tian Joins Shanghai’s National Research Center for Translational Medicine

In the two decades since joining Dr. Lee Hood as a postdoc, Dr. Qiang Tian has made a tremendous impact on ISB’s science and culture. March 31 is his final day at ISB, as he is returning to China and joining Shanghai’s National Research Center for Translational Medicine.

The Decades-Long Path That Led Philanthropist Carole Ellison to ISB

Philanthropist Carole Ellison created the recently unveiled K. Carole Ellison Fellows in Bioinformatics. “It’s so exciting to be part of (young researchers’) lives and help them along in their careers,” Ellison said.

Our Artwork Featured On Cover of Nature Biotechnology

The Institute for Systems Biology and Arivale “Pioneer 100 Study” is featured on the cover of August’s Nature Biotechnology. The artwork was created by ISB’s Associate Director of Communications Allison Kudla in collaboration with contributing author John C. Earls, software engineer in the Hood-Price Lab. About the cover: A subset of statistically significant correlations are extruded in three-dimensional space. Price et al. describe the integration of whole genome sequences; clinical…

Pioneer 100 Study

Institute for Systems Biology and Arivale “Pioneer 100 Study” Establishes Foundation for New Industry of Scientific Wellness

Institute for Systems Biology and Arivale “Pioneer 100 Study” Establishes Foundation for New Industry of Scientific Wellness. Personal, dense, dynamic data clouds enable novel insights into mechanisms of wellness and disease, new approaches to biomarker discovery, and the empowerment of individuals to enhance their own health.

Scientific Wellness Meets Personalized Nutrition

Dr. Lee Hood, ISB president, and Nathan Price, ISB associate director, have joined the scientific advisory board of the newly launched Habit, which will begin to offer personalized nutrition plans based on your biology. From a recent Fast Company article: Neil Grimmer’s new startup, called Habit, aims to help others achieve their goals, whether it’s to lose weight or sleep more soundly. The company, which is launching in January, offers…

“Genomics, Big Data, Informatics and the Future of Medicine”: Nathan Price at the 2015 TLC

Nathan Price gave a talk titled “Genomics, Big Data, Informatics and the Future of Medicine” at the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute‘s (PLMI) 2015 Thought Leaders Consortium (TLC), held in Chicago, October 24-25. The theme of the 2015 TLC was the Future of Genomics in Healthcare: from Personalized Cancer Therapy to Wellness.

Genomics, Big Data, Informatics and the Future of Medicine

Nathan Price gave a talk titled “Genomics, Big Data, Informatics and the Future of Medicine” at the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute‘s (PLMI) 2015 Thought Leaders Consortium (TLC), held in Chicago, October 24-25. The theme of the 2015 TLC was the Future of Genomics in Healthcare: from Personalized Cancer Therapy to Wellness. Accessing the TLC 2015 videos requires a free subscription on the PLMI’s portal. Please register (for free) on this…

Science, tech, design & food converge at reThinkFood conference

ISB Associate Director Dr. Nathan Price participated in the panel discussion “Revolutions in Healthcare: Impacts on the Future of the Food Industry” during the reThinkFood conference at The Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. The panelists each gave a short talk about his/her respective interests and then sat down to a discussion. It was an interesting intersection of perspectives from Kevin Slavin (MIT Media Lab), Molly Maloof (Physician Entrepreneur),…

ISB spinout Arivale among ‘Seattle 10’

Geekwire.com announced its latest class of “Seattle 10” – the most innovative startups of the year. Arivale, a scientific wellness company that spun out of ISB’s 100K Wellness Project is one of the featured new companies. “This list showcases 10 of the most promising startup companies in the region— highlighting the very best and brightest.” Read about the Seattle 10…

WRF gifts $2M to ISB to advance P4 Medicine

PRESS RELEASE from Washington Research Foundation: Sept. 30, 2015, Seattle –– Washington Research Foundation (WRF), which supports groundbreaking technology in the life sciences, physical sciences and information sciences in Washington State, announced today that it will provide the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) with $2 million in funding to bring increased research power to Seattle, and help place this community at the center of the coming transformation of the health…

Startup Arivale raises $36M series B funding

Arivale, the scientific wellness startup co-founded by ISB President Dr. Lee Hood and Dr. Nathan Price, announced that it raised a $36 million Series B round of funding. Here are some highlights from the coverage so far: Seattle Times Genomeweb FierceBiotech

100K Wellness Project news: Arivale launches

Geekwire.com posted coverage of the launch party of Arivale, a new “scientific wellness” company co-founded by Dr. Nathan Price and Dr. Lee Hood. “I think it’s going to be very big,” said Hood in an interview Monday afternoon at his office. “Arivale is the opening shot in a whole new industry called scientific wellness, and it really stands a chance of being the Google or Microsoft of this whole arena.” Read…

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‘Integrating big data and actionable health coaching to optimize wellness’

The journal BioMed Central Medicine published a commentary by Dr. Lee Hood, Dr. Jennifer Lovejoy, and Dr. Nathan Price on the Hundred Person Wellness Project – phase 1 of the 100K Wellness Project. The article was published on Jan. 9, 2015. ABSTRACT: “The Hundred Person Wellness Project (HPWP) is a 10-month pilot study of 100 ‘well’ individuals where integrated data from whole-genome sequencing, gut microbiome, clinical laboratory tests and quantified…