4 reasons why personalised medicine matters to you
Advances in DNA sequencing have paved the way for personalised medicine – a new era in disease management that allows doctors to tailor treatment to individual patients.
Here are four reasons why personalised medicine, also known as pharmacogenomics, matters to you:
- It allows tailoring of treatment types to genomes to determine the best drug dose for individual patients who have undergone screening for genetic diseases.
- It explains why two patients might have the same diagnosis, the same disease and the same treatment, but one will respond to the treatment while the other one won't.