A UCSF-led research team has identified the likely genetic mechanism that causes some patients with multiple sclerosis to quickly progress to a debilitating stage of the disease while other patients progress much more slowly.
May 07, 2013
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann sees a future in which health care consumers drive treatments and innovation, sharing that vision in a recent TEDMED talk.
May 02, 2013
UCSF is creating a Center for Digital Health Innovation to lead the transformation of health care delivery and discovery into the era of individualized precision medicine.
March 14, 2013
Improving technologies are rapidly cutting the cost of whole genome sequencing, a process that reveals the complete library of a patient’s genetic information. UCSF School of Pharmacy's Kathryn Phillips, PhD, will lead the first national study to analyze how physicians and patients evaluate the benefits and risks posed by this profusion of information.
June 14, 2012
Electronic health records (EHRs) are used widely by California physicians, but many of their systems are not designed to meet new federal standards aimed at improving the quality of health care, according to a report from UCSF researchers.
April 16, 2012
A recent New York Times online headline, "Study Says DNA's Power to Predict Illness is Limited," explains that your genome is not your destiny. Who’d have thought? Many scientific experts in human genetics, for starters.