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Bay Area Job Watch

Today the California Employment Development Department (EDD) released job estimates for April 2016. Here are the highlights Bay Area Job Growth Continues to Outpace the State and Nation The region added 126,500 jobs between April …

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Institute Insights, May 2016

BAY AREA JOB WATCH: ECONOMIC OPTIMISM WEAKENING? This month’s Bay Area Job Watch finds that while the pace of hiring has slowed slightly from the mid-summer highs of 2015,the region is still adding jobs at a …

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Preschool Confidential

Institute Chair Laura Tyson and Trustee Lenny Mendonca recently published a great piece on how essential high-quality early childhood education is to development as well as for economies. It reads in part: BERKELEY – High-quality …

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5 Maps that Show Why Cities Rule the World

Published April 18, 2016 by Parag Khanna Originally appearing in Tech Insider When the United Nations was founded in 1945, it had just 51 members; today it has nearly 200. By 2050 the UN could …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Today the California Employment Development Department (EDD) released job estimates for March 2016. Here are the highlights: Bay Area Job Growth Continues to Outpace the State and Nation   The region added 129,000 jobs between …

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Oakland Housing Crisis is a Deep Hole, So it Must Start Digging

(This piece by Dr. Micah Weinberg originally appeared on March 23, 2016 in the Oakland Tribune.) The communities of Oakland must start fighting alongside each other rather than against each other to address the housing …

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Bay Area Job Watch: Hot Economy Cooling Off?

Today the California Employment Development Department (EDD) released job estimates for February 2016. Here are the highlights: Bay Area Job Growth Continues to Outpace the State and Nation The region added 129,000 jobs between February …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area job growth continued strong in 2015 and the region has added more than 550,000 jobs since 2010. Regional job growth has been led by technology with strong gains in health care and hospitality, …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Last week the California Employment Development Department (EDD) released revised job estimates for 2015 along with new data for January 2016. Here are the highlights: The Bay Area Outpaced the State and Nation in Job …

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Liquid Biopsies

  “Thankfully next generation sequencing is so sensitive if you sequence the same fragment of DNA thousands and thousands of times, you will find that tumor’s specific DNA. And almost all of the cases in …

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The Genomics of HIV and Cancer

“Everybody’s virus was sequenced and then the relation between that sequence and the responsiveness to drugs was built, which then allowed to us to build regiments that had higher likelihood of success and then in …

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The Big Data Explosion

“It isn’t all about the “omics” in precision medicine. Unless you have the clinical context that sits around these samples, then it’s actually of very limited value. What I mean by that is you need …

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