The sequencing of the human genome some 10 years ago drove expectations of a rapid advancement in care and the dawning of the age of personalized medicine. While the subsequent decade has seen many false starts and false hopes, the age of personalized medicine now appears to be upon us. There is an ever-increasing number of examples of drugs and diagnostics treatment decisions being guided by a patient’s unique circumstances and characteristics, including individual gene and protein configurations. In this article, Gerry McDougall and Matthew Rosamond address how personalized medicine can help healthcare center more on patients.
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