The future of lupus and personalized medicine

Teva sport sandals, a hot glue gun, and the new J.K. Rowling story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. These are the items recommended for me when I log onto Amazon.com. Netflix thinks I’d like to watch Marvel’s Daredevil, Chelsea, and Orange is the New Black. Not bad suggestions, really.

But how did they know?

These companies, and many others, use recommender systems to guide their customers toward more purchases or content. These systems are like filters, sifting through giant amounts of ...

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Introducing My Lupus Research Project

My name is Ami Yamamoto, and I have the great opportunity of being one of the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota’s  Student Summer Fellows for 2013. This summer, I am studying under Erik Peterson, M.D., in the Department of Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.

As I will write about in more detail in a later post, my project is to contribute to research on the gene PTPN22 which Dr. Peterson and his team thinks ...

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