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David Bick to participate in book discussion for “One in a Billion”

Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is hosting a book discussion for “One in a Billion: the Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine,” a compelling read that details the diagnostic odyssey of Nic Volker, a four-year-old boy with an unknown disease who was the first person on earth whose life […]

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Clinic team presents to Huntsville Medical Group Management Association

The Huntsville Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) welcomed Dr. David Bick and Meagan Cochran from the Smith Family Clinic  to their Tuesday meeting. Introduced by Carol Aiken, clinic administrator and MGMA president, Dr. Bick and Cochran discussed using whole genome sequencing to diagnose individuals with rare and undiagnosed diseases and to also find better treatment options for […]

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What is a genome, and how will I use it for my health?

HudsonAlpha host “Genomics 101” on Capitol Hill Huntsville, Ala. — If you spell out every letter of your DNA– three billion bits of information for every human– how would you use it and why? Two nationally renowned genomics scientists from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology presented “Genomics 101” to an audience of more than 50 […]

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Report: Precision Medicine Already Has Measurable Impact on Patient Outcomes

Over two-thirds of healthcare organizations say precision medicine is already having a measurable effect on patient outcomes, according to a new study from Oxford Economics and SAP. Read more at http://hitconsultant.net/2016/05/09/33609/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=hitconsultant&utm_content=Report:%20Precision%20Medicine%20Already%20Has%20Measurable%20Impact%20on%20Patient%20Outcomes

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Ashburn Family Foundation gifts $50,000 for Smith Family Clinic

The HudsonAlpha Foundation has received a $50,000 gift from the James Cecil and Margaret G. Ashburn Family Foundation to support the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine. To recognize the foundation’s generous gift, the Check In/Check Out room is named in the Ashburn Family Foundation’s honor. “Cecil and Margaret would have been so proud that […]

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New book chronicles first patient saved by genomic sequencing

Huntsville, Ala. — The story of a groundbreaking genomic medicine case led by HudsonAlpha researchers is now available. “One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine” (Simon & Schuster, April 2016), follows the diagnostic odyssey of Nic Volker, the first person to be saved by whole genome sequencing.  […]

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Ray and Nancy Sheppard gift $100,000 for Smith Family Clinic

The HudsonAlpha Foundation has received a $100,000 gift from Ray and Nancy Sheppard to support the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine. To recognize the Sheppard’s generous gift, Exam Room 1 is named in their honor. “Ray and Nancy are incredible advocates for the Smith Family Clinic,” said Rick Myers, PhD, president and science director […]

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Whole genome sequencing to be offered to adoptees at Genomic Medicine Conference

Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha will advance physicians’ and researchers’ knowledge of genomic medicine at the inaugural Genomic Medicine Conference August 8-10, 2016, at its campus in Huntsville. The conference is an interdisciplinary and international program focused on genomic medicine in a clinical setting. In addition to the scientific educational tracks, the conference features two unique […]

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