Personalizing Medical Treatment

Kaiser, Jocelyn. “Obama precision medicine plan would create huge U.S. genetic biobank.” AAAS Science’s ScienceInsider. 29 Jan 2015. 

The term “precision medicine,” however, is relatively new. It comes from a 2011 report from the National Academies’ National Research Council (NRC) that called for combining medical records and genetic and other molecular data for large groups of people into a single “knowledge network” that would be used for understanding diseases and tailoring treatments.

National Jewish Health’s COPD program is a perfect example of personalized, precision medicine.

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