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Genome Biol. 2006;7(2):104. Epub 2006 Feb 27.

Prospective health care: the second transformation of medicine.

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  • 1Duke University Medical Center, DUMC 3059, Durham, NC 27710, USA. ralph.snyderman@duke.edu

Abstract

Emerging scientific technologies provide rich sources of predictive biomarkers, which could transform health care. Identification of causal biomarkers will enable the development of tools to quantify risk and anticipate disease. Accurate health risk analysis is rapidly becoming feasible, so health care can become rational, preventive and personalized.

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