News tagged with personalized medicine

New era of gene-based 'personalized medicine' dawning

Six years ago, scientists announced the completion of the Human Genome Project, a historic effort to decipher each of the 3 billion letters in the genetic instruction book for our species. A single anonymous male from Buffalo, ...

Jun 14, 2009
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An X-ray for your genes

Prescription drugs and their dosages may be standardized, but not every patient reacts to a medicine in the same way. The personal genetic characteristics of individuals and populations can explain why a specific prescription ...

Oct 07, 2010
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Making health information technology more patient-centered

Personal health records have great potential to help patients manage their health, but technology needs to be designed with the patient in mind – which means doing more than helping patients access health information, ...

Jan 18, 2011
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