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Author Berman, Jules J., author.

Title Precision medicine and the reinvention of human disease / Jules J. Berman
Published London, UK : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction: seriously, what is precision medicine? -- Redefining disease causality -- Genetics: clues, not answers to the mysteries of precision medicine -- Disease convergence -- The precision of the rare diseases -- Precision organisms -- Reinventing diagnosis -- Precision data -- The alternate futures of precision medicine
Summary Despite what you may have read in the popular press and in social media, Precision Medicine is not devoted to finding unique treatments for individuals, based on analyzing their DNA. To the contrary, the goal of Precision Medicine is to find general treatments that are highly effective for large numbers of individuals who fall into precisely diagnosed groups. We now know that every disease develops over time, through a sequence of defined biological steps, and that these steps may differ among individuals, based on genetic and environmental conditions. We are currently developing rational therapies and preventive measures, based on our precise understanding of the steps leading to the clinical expression of diseases. Precision Medicine and the Reinvention of Human Disease explains the scientific breakthroughs that have changed the way that we understand diseases, and reveals how medical scientists are using this new knowledge to launch a medical revolution
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Genomics.
Precision medicine
Human chromosome abnormalities -- Diagnosis.
Human beings.
Chromosome Disorders
Precision Medicine
Homo sapiens (species)
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
Human chromosome abnormalities -- Diagnosis
Precision medicine
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017959512
ISBN 9780128143940