Of Interest

  • Painless: The Opioid Musical featured on Today Show

    A musical written by U-M SMTD alum Jacob Ryan Smith, which raises awareness of the risk of opioids, was featured on the Today Show. Directed toward a teen audience, Painless grew out of work by Precision Health researcher Chad Brummett and colleagues on preventing opioid misuse.

  • MY PART featured in Michigan Daily

    “ ‘We think of genetics, and it (seems like) all geneticists, they only care about your genetic predisposition, but honestly, Precision Health is so much more than that,’ Smith said. ‘Being able to integrate genomics into social factors or environmental factors, really understanding the person as a whole, is very important.’ ”

  • MGI 10th Anniversary Symposium: presentation videos available

    If you were unable to attend Sept. 30’s MGI 10th Anniversary Symposium,  you can now view recordings of presentations from Gonçalo Abecasis, Amy Pasternak, Nicholas Douville, Brett Vanderwerff, Matthew Zawistowski, Daniel Hertz, Jean Morrison, and Jennifer Smith.

Feature Stories

  • Member Spotlight: Rodica Busui

    Precision Health member Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD, is the Larry D. Soderquist Professor of Diabetes, chair of clinical research at the Caswell Diabetes Institute at U-M, and President-elect for Medicine… more

  • Member Spotlight: Matthias Kretzler

    Dr. Kretzler and his research team recently received three NIDDK competing renewal awards to lead the Kidney Precision Medicine Project, totaling a funding volume of $32M.

  • Using MGI data to reexamine genetic studies of opioid use

    A poster presented at the 2022 ASHG conference reviewed 69 studies that suggest genetic contributors to opioid-use phenotypes. U-M researchers attempted to replicate these previous findings using MGI data. Many of the genetic associations could not be replicated.