Precision Medicine

Our world has never witnessed a time of greater promise for improving  human health. Many health advances have stemmed from a long arc of discovery that begins with strong, steady support for basic science. Yet, despite this progress, much more remains to be done. Among the many efforts now poised to change the future of health is building a solid foundation for a more individualized approach to health care, called precision medicine....

The specific guidance health care providers give to a patient—regarding diet, exercise, glucose monitoring, and medication—could be shaped by that person’s genotype, lifestyle, environment, and a wealth of other data points to which they will have access. The ability to apply "precision medicine" care is one of the many outcomes promised by the "All of Us" Research Program....