Precision Medicine – What Is It?
Majid Ali, M.D.
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In January 2015, President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). PMI “is a long-term research endeavor, involving the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and multiple other research centers, which aims to understand how a person’s genetics, environment, and lifestyle can help determine the best approach to prevent or treat disease.”1 While the short-range goals of the PMI focus on applying precision medicine (PM) to cancer research, its long-term goals include applying PM on a large scale to all areas of health and healthcare, including respiratory medicine. This is being achieved through the national research program called All of Us, which is currently recruiting at least one million volunteers to help build a database of genetic information, biological samples, and other health data that will be used to predict disease risk, understand how diseases occur, and improve the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
Personalized, Predictive, Preventive, and Participatory Are the commonly used words in discussions of Personalized Medicine
The potential impact of PM to improve the diagnosis of and alleviate the suffering from respiratory diseases is significant. Data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey on adults aged 18 and older with selected respiratory diseases can be found.
What Is Missing In This Seemingly High-Minded Approach?
Those who are impressed by the slogans of People will pay a heavy price for accepting the sermons About personalized, predictive, preventive, and participatory but are unable to learn the basic science of oxygen, insulin, and gut will regret their choice.
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Healing With Curiosity Part One – When You Were Two Months Old
Healing With Curiosity Part Two – The Train and the Tree
Healing With Curiosity Part Three – The Baby and Me.
Healing With Curiosity Part Four – My Clouds and Me
Healing With Curiosity Part Five – Oxidant and Antioxidant Series
Healing With Curiosity Part Six – Molecular Biology of Oxygen
Healing With Curiosity Part Seven – Insulin Toxicity