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PRECISION MEDICINE: Should your doctor find out what drugs will work for you — before you get sick? | STAT

By Casey Ross | STAT

Comment | STAT Reader — “The problem with pharmacogenomics is that that it is not a perfect predictor. Every patient represents a therapeutic trial with n=1. The best doctors know how to mix and match drugs. If you extend the case for predictive genomics then every doctor would rely on a Watson super computer for the correct drug and dosage. Even if Watson were affordable I know a few doctors that would trust one like Dave trusted HAL in “2001”.” ~June 14, 2017 at 12:32 pm 

June 14, 2017

Key insight: A large study will test whether matching patients’ genetic variants to known drug responses before they need treatment will improve health and economic outcomes. Dr. Richard Weinshilboum is asking a big question: What if your doctor knew which drugs to treat you with before you got sick?

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SOURCE: https://www.statnews.com/2017/06/14/patients-genetics-drug-response/

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