Personalized medicine: Healthcare gets personal
May 17, 2016
The general approach to medicine has been on “one size fits all” based on population averages. That’s because even the world’s best scientists and doctors don’t fully understand yet how different people develop disease and respond to treatments. This is a very traditional way of practicing medicine in healthcare and often misses the mark as each person’s genetic makeup is different and makes an important criterion on how it affects health.