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    An Eastern and Western Perspective on Personalized Medicine

    on November 15, 2016

    In the past several years, there has been a lot of focus on the promise of personalized or precision medicine. As was pointed out at a recent White House summit on the matter, “Until now, most medical treatments have been designed for the average patient. As a result of this one-size-fits-all approach, treatments can be very successful for some patients, but not for others.” Personalized medicine offers an approach that tailors treatment to an individual’s unique characteristics, such as his or her genetic profile. Equally important to precision medicine’s goal of providing the right patient with the right drug is to do it at the right time. The right drug/right time will depend on both the genetic make-up and the historical lifestyle of the patient.

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    Pharmacogenetic Testing: A Look Inside the Life of a Patient Sample in the Genomind Lab

    on July 19, 2016

    We are at a truly unique point in medical history – doctors and patients now have more information and data available to them, creating a greater understanding of the human body than ever before. One groundbreaking evolution that has arisen is “pharmacogenetic testing,” which combines clinicians’ pharmacology knowledge with the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs.

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