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International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)
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ISCB: the leading scientific society for computational biology and bioinformatics
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Since its founding in 1997, the International Society for Computational Biology, Inc. (ISCB) has emerged as the leading professional society for participants in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics. This diverse group includes researchers, practitioners, technicians, students, and suppliers. ISCB serves its global membership community by:

  • Collating and distributing information about research, education, careers, and funding opportunities;
  • Recognizing and rewarding outstanding scientific contributions;
  • Providing affordable platforms to present research, as well as discounts for high-quality journals and books;
  • Supporting topical and regional communities of interest;
  • Offering opportunities for professional development and leadership;
  • Providing a forum for networking and collaboration; and
  • Promoting, representing, and advocating for the field using its influential voice in conversations with governments and the agencies responsible for scientific funding.



ISCB is the host of ISMB (Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology), the world's longest running and largest conference dedicated to computational biology and bioinformatics.
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+1 858-822-0852
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9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

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NIH Precision Medicine Initiative

Far too many diseases do not have a proven means of prevention or effective treatments. We must gain better insights into the biology of these diseases to make a difference for the millions of Americans who suffer from them. Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. While significant advances in precision medicine have been made for select cancers, the practice is not currently in use for most diseases. Many efforts are underway to help make precision medicine the norm rather than the exception. To accelerate the pace, President Obama has now unveiled the Precision Medicine Initiative — a bold new enterprise to revolutionize medicine and generate the scientific evidence needed to move the concept of precision medicine into every day clinical practice.

http://www.nih.gov/precisionmedicine/
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On February 11-12, 2015, NIH will host a workshop to discuss the opportunities and challenges around building a large research cohort focused on precision medicine.

http://www.nih.gov/precisionmedicine/workshop.htm
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ISMB 2014 select talks are now available at http://www.iscb.org/ismb-mm/media-ismb2014
ISCB - International Society for Computational Biology
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