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Precision Medicine 1

President Obama announced that he would like to support the precision medicine to decrease human suffering. I was really encouraged by the news because this is exactly what I am planning to do for patients with Wolfram syndrome and juvenile-onset diabetes. So what is “PRECISION MEDICINE”?

Precision Medicine is a concept for designing personalized treatments through extensive characterization of biologic specimens, including cell populations, proteins, metabolites, RNA, and DNA — including whole-genome sequencing. Here is a great article written by Dr. Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Harold Varmus, Director of National Cancer Institute.

A New Initiative on Precision Medicine
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and Harold Varmus, M.D.

Thank you for reading this blog. I am grateful and hopeful. Please stay tuned.

Kindest regards,

Fumi Urano