Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2019)
Precision medicine: A primer
Author(s): Matthew NO Sadiku, Yonghui Wang, Suxia Cui, Sarhan M Musa
Abstract: Traditionally, most medical treatments are designed for the "average patient," as a one-size-fits-all-approach. In contrast, precision medicine (PM) is an emerging field in medicine which refers to the tailoring of medical treatment to the individual patient. Because it deals with individuals, PM is highly personalized. Widespread adoption of PM may have a serious impact on American economy and competitiveness. This paper provides a brief introduction to PM.