February 21st, 2013
The National Research Council’s Precision Medicine report found that it is imperative to create a new scientific base for biomedical research, clinical care, and public health that accurately reflects the genetic variations in diseases and in individual responses to therapies.
This proposal calls for using the nation’s rapidly expanding capabilities for computerized biomedical research to accomplish this goal as quickly as possible. Research databases and analyses for most diseases would be completed over the next three years (by the end of 2015).
The US-led Human Genome Project was finished ten years ago (2003). In the past several years, key elements for moving forward on a Precision Medicine-type initiative have been coming together.Read the rest of this entry »