Research grant winners to be honored at Early Stage Symposium

Thirty-six companies that won a combined $19.2 million in competitive federal research grants will be honored Wednesday during a luncheon at the 2016 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium.

The companies, which are developing products in sectors that range from medical therapies to advanced materials, and from electric motors to sustainable wood products, will receive awards during the conference at Madison’s Monona Terrace Convention Center.

The not-so-precise side of precision medicine

The launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015, along with this year’s Cancer Moonshot, have touted the promise of genomic data for population health and more personalized diagnosis. As a result, more consumers are seeking genetic testing and more researchers are contributing to these initiatives. But the healthcare industry isn’t necessarily prepared for this shift.