So what is Precision Medicine?

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So what is Precision Medicine?

It’s health care tailored to you.

Until now, most medical treatments have been designed for the “average patient.” As a result of this “one-size-fits-all” approach, treatments can be successful for some patients but not for others. Precision Medicine, on the other hand, is an innovative approach that takes into account individual differences in people’s genes, environments, and lifestyles. It gives medical professionals the resources they need to target the specific treatments of the illnesses we encounter, further develops our scientific and medical research, and keeps our families healthier.

Get more facts about the Precision Medicine Initiative here.

Check out the NIH Precision Medicine page here.