Precision medicine is an innovative approach to prevent and treat diseases by taking into account the individual distinction between genetic make-up, lifestyle, and environment of an individual. It is sometimes also known as personalized medicine. This approach enables the healthcare providers to enhance treatment, avoid negative drug reaction, monitor administration of drug, and focus on prevention or early intervention whenever required. This approach enables providers to gather data about the molecular mechanisms of an individual being tested, which further enables researchers to develop targeted therapies and preventive strategies.
by Supratik Paul, AVP Research