Obama puts precision medicine on radar
February 2, 2015 in Medical Technology
The announcement is a welcome one for David Lo, MD, professor of biomedical sciences at UC Riverside School of Medicine.
“This initiative will enhance our ability to take full advantage of new innovations in personalized medicine, relying on exciting discoveries in human clinical genomics,” he said in a prepared statement.
As Lo explained, the industry is just beginning to learn how an individual’s genetic differences impact one’s response to diseases, diet and the environment, thus the initiative “will enable more specialized strategies for treating diseases that are sensitive to each individual’s unique characteristics.”