The Science Behind Precision Medicine
Only 1% of the DNA is unique to every individual. This small quantity of variant genes constitute for biomarkers. When the same medicine cures one person & makes the other sicker, it’s because of the changes in this 1% of genes. Referring to the genomics of a person before implementing any standard treatment, therefore, allows to tailor it accordingly.Precision Medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle for each person.