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The Promise of Precision Medicine
Historically, doctors have had to make most recommendations about disease prevention and treatment based on the expected response of an average patient. This one-size-fits-all approach works well for some patients and some conditions, but not so much for others. Precision medicine is an innovative approach that takes into account individual differences in patients’ genes, environments, and lifestyles. Millions of people have already been touched by the area of precision medicine that has grown directly from biomedical research.
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This page last reviewed on April 25, 2023