Precision Health

UBC is helping to reshape health care through advances in genomics, proteomics, microbiomics and metabolomics, along with biomedical engineering and informatics. Our expanding ability to generate data from these realms, process it and act on it is transforming how we prevent, diagnose and manage complex diseases — moving away from a “one size fits all” strategy to approaches geared specifically to each individual patient.

New Initiatives

Learn more about precision health initiatives in the Faculty of Medicine including events and catalyst grants.

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One in seven billion: First-in-the-world diagnosis a result of incredible teamwork

Researchers at UBC and BCCHRI uncovered a never-before-seen diagnosis for a young Syrian refugee facing reduced mobility and recurring cancers.
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Single-cell genome sequencing provides new insights into deadly cancers

New research into the most aggressive forms of breast and ovarian cancer shines light on how tumours evolve.
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AI cell analytics app aims to supercharge biotechnology research

Technology developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre is putting cell analytics into the hands of scientists around the globe.
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UBC researchers are accelerating the immune cell production pipeline

Breakthrough process produces cancer fighting immune cells faster and more efficiently.
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With just a tablespoon of blood, B.C. researchers aim to transform cancer treatment

The researchers have developed a new blood test that sequences the genome of tumour DNA in the blood, opening up new possibilities for personalized medicine.
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Dr. Michael Kobor to lead new UBC research program in healthy aging

The Edwin S.H. Leong Healthy Aging Program is aimed at helping people live longer, healthier lives.
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UBC scientists discover how to 3D print testicular cells

The technique could one day offer a solution for people living with presently untreatable forms of male infertility.
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Company led by UBC professor raises US$40m to advance drug discovery

Dr. Sriram Subramaniam is integrating cryo-electron microscopy and AI to bring new treatment options to patients.
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Parenting ‘style’ affects children at a molecular level

Changes were observed in DNA sites located in genes associated with the immune system and cognitive development.
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UBC researcher embraces big data, helping uncover deeper insights into the genetics of autism

Dr. Suzanne Lewis shares how a new initiative will advance autism research and potentially alter the future of diagnosis and care.
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