Personalized medicine is treatment specific for a patient based on his or her genetic makeup. It doesn’t involve designing a new drug or use of exclusive technology for each individual patient. Instead, with the knowledge of a patient’s genetic makeup, health researchers would like to use the best possible therapy from the array of technologies and drugs to cure them.
This concept virtually makes treating any disease a piece of cake. The reality, however, is quite different. Such a targeted approach will take many years before it begins to take effect.
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