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Stephen Friend, M.D., Ph.D., encourages the Individualizing Medicine Conference audience to establish a new paradigm for genomic research. From his Seattle-based Sage Bionetwork, he is reimagining the roles of individuals, researchers and technology in the research process.

“We encourage and support open sharing and collaboration of research data, information and knowledge,” Dr. Friend said. “This requires risk takers who aren’t satisfied with the old paradigms.”

He also encouraged everyone in the room to rethink the standard model of how we communicate medical information.