Is Precision Medicine Even Possible?

February 6, 2015 5:18 AM

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Obama says that the Precision Medicine initiative focuses on “delivering the right medicine at the right time—every time—to the right person.” And patients would have access to their own data.

But is this just a pipe dream? The American medical system has largely operated on a blind faith approach, in a way; which is how we ended with these antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In the past, doctors would often just throw various medications at even acute conditions in hopes they would work (to b...

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