Keith Yamamoto, the Vice Chancellor of Research at UCSF says, “The promise of precision medicine is enormous. It’s a very aspirational, revolutionary change in the way that research and health care relate to patients and citizens.”
In precision medicine, data of all types — molecular, clinical, population-based — would be continuously amassed from consenting patients and citizens, then analyzed in ways that reveal unexpected correlations that drive additional molecular discoveries, new knowledge that could be applied in lab or clinic, and an understanding of health and disease so detailed as to produce precision care for you as an individual.
Yamamoto says that the impact of precision medicine will be enormous for all of us. It will change all of our lives.
Peer into this world and consider its impact on your health and health care in this new series from UCSF’s Mini Medical School for the Public.