Precision medicine is a game changer for patients and caregivers. It enables clinicians to personalize care plans and treatment protocols for each individual patient, and not take a one-size-fits-all approach. One of the next big opportunities for healthcare technology is to find ways to apply genomic and proteomic information to improve patient care. Even though the human genome project concluded about 14 years ago, we’re still not using broad-scale, genomic-based decisions and protocols in health care today. Why not? Because genome sequencing has traditionally been expensive, incomplete and time-consuming. Perhaps the biggest problem for clinicians was deriving meaning from about 3 billion base pairs of proteins found in the human genome. In addition, that meaning, once derived, has not been available to them in their clinical workflows. But that’s changing, thanks to significant advances in technology and computing power, which […]
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