Identifying Natural Variations
Earlier Diagnosis, Tailored Treatment
- Identify people at risk for disease
- Provide earlier intervention—Researchers hope that quicker treatment may translate into more effective treatment and better outcomes for patients.
- Develop better drugs more quickly—As scientists understand the genetic variations and molecular pathways involved in a disease, pharmaceutical companies hope to develop highly targeted drugs more quickly than is the norm today.
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Personalized Medicine Coalition http://www.personalizedmedicinecoalition.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Public Health Agency of Canada http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013 -
- Update Date: 06/19/2013 -
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