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DNA Testing, Decoded

Genetic counselor John Lee, MS, of the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, discusses game-changing advances related to genes, the proactive power of DNA testing—and why consumers may be buying bad science.

Discoveries / Aug 20, 2019

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She's Got Guts

Rising star Suzanne Devkota, PhD, is passionate about the convergence of food, health, and the bugs that live in our guts. Her ever-present “poop pillow” serves as an icebreaker for her mission to destigmatize discussion of fecal matter.

Discoveries / Feb 25, 2019

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Better Together

Launched with help from Cedars-Sinai, the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, is gathering genetic, biological, environmental, health, and lifestyle data from a million volunteers over 10 years. The program will ...

Discoveries / Feb 20, 2019

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Care Package

The Mitra Microsampler is an at-home blood-draw tool that helps patients collect tiny drops of blood for precise biometric monitoring and heart health.

Discoveries / Feb 19, 2019


Research Closeup: Microorganism M. Smithii

A single-celled microbe that lives in our guts has been linked to some health conditions that can be tough to treat.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 13, 2019


Why Are Ashkenazi Jews Likely to Get Crohn's Disease?

Increased genetic risk factors seen in Ashkenazi populations appear to be rooted in history.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 12, 2018

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Innovation 2: Cancer Cures in a Dish

At Cedars-Sinai, investigators are using bioengineering to regenerate and grow human tissues in petri dishes to seek solutions to cancers that primarily affect women.

Discoveries / Jul 27, 2018


Using Biosensors to Fight Heart Problems Before They Start

What if we had a better way to predict heart attacks and other cardiovascular events?

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 28, 2018


ZEB1 Gene Accelerates Brain Tumor Growth

ZEB1 affects tumor growth in patients with brain cancer and can strongly influence survival rates.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 22, 2017


Unraveling How Gut Bacteria Affect Our Health

Your unique microbiome can play a role in cancer, diabetes, obesity, and more.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 15, 2017


Biobanks: Investing in the Future of Medicine

New treatments tailored right down to a person's DNA often begin with deposits in a biobank.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Jan 11, 2017


What is Precision Medicine?

In time, we'll get to patients before an illness gets to them.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Dec 21, 2016