The role of genetic information in personalized medicine.

  title={The role of genetic information in personalized medicine.},
  author={Alex Gamma},
  journal={Perspectives in biology and medicine},
  volume={56 4},
Personalized medicine is the latest promise of a gene-centered biomedicine to provide treatments custom-tailored to the specific needs of patients. Although surrounded by much hype, personalized medicine at present lacks the empirical and theoretical foundations necessary to render it a realistic long-term perspective. In particular, the role of genetic data and the relationship between causal understanding, prediction, prevention, and treatment of a disease need clarifying. This article… CONTINUE READING

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