What Might Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative Look Like?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Source: Xconomy

A precision or personalized medicine initiative suggested by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address might call for better computational tools, smartphones that diagnose disease and advances in tissue-on-a-chip technology, says Lee Hood, who led the development of the automated DNA sequencer. Other focus areas might include research on the consequences of genetic changes, development of gene sequencing standards and improvements in how mutations are identified, says geneticist David Mittelman, chief scientific officer at Tute Genomics.

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