Momentum grows to make 'personalized' medicine more 'precise'

  title={Momentum grows to make 'personalized' medicine more 'precise'},
  author={A. Fasolino M. I. Katsnelson},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
In 2009, Wisconsin clinicians sequenced all the protein-coding DNA of a very ill 4-yearold boy named Nicholas Volker. They used the results to pinpoint a gene mutation at the root of his life-threatening gut inflammation, as well as to identify a risky but ultimately effective treatment. Nicholas’s story was hailed as one of the first successes in the long-promised goal of using sequencing to steer clinical decisions. But as the approach proliferates in the treatment of rare genetic diseases… CONTINUE READING


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