How DNA Testing Can Personalize Patient Care
Your genes reveal whether you’re predisposed to heart disease or certain cancers. Your genes also can tell you which prescription drugs will work best for you, which may cause side effects, and which are unlikely to work at all. In Stanford Medicine’s Humanwide pilot project, DNA testing helped doctors tailor care plans and medications to each patient.
As David Gorn reports, integrating these screenings into primary care is an important step toward realizing the promise of Precision Health: predicting, preventing and treating disease based on the individual patient.
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