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Healthc Manage Forum. 2016 Jul;29(4):158-61. doi: 10.1177/0840470416642773. Epub 2016 Jun 8.

Precision medicine: Now, not when.

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1
Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2
Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. michael.julius@sri.utoronto.ca.

Abstract

Precision medicine aims to fix what is wrong with today's healthcare: a lack of targeted interventions tailored to the person. It encompasses many aspects of health; chief among these is one's genetic profile. Researchers are making progress as gene-sequencing technologies get better and cheaper. Although there is cause for optimism, as several initiatives at Sunnybrook Research Institute show, scientific, systemic, and logistical challenges must be surmounted before advances can be integrated into the clinic. Despite these barriers, precision medicine is the only way forward.

PMID:
27278139
DOI:
10.1177/0840470416642773
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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