There are so many things to write about and as it’s getting extremely harder to keep up with the recent literature, I just share these blogposts and news with you to keep you up-to-date about personalized medicine. I don’t think this new field of medicine will have a major role in the future of healthcare, I think the whole healthcare system and medicine itself will be entirely centered around individualized genetics. And even if I’m 23 years old, I read the next words with a smile on my face:
But I have faith that personalized medicine will sweep the hallowed halls of medicine. A friend of mine in the telecommunications world tells me that all revolutions start with people in their 20s. Medicine is no exception. Students entering medical school now, encouraged by the needs of their patients, will be the ones to make personalized medicine happen. They will catch the wave and, no doubt, put an end to template care too.
- Why do genome-wide scans fail? (Genetic Future)
- The wild west of personal genomics meets the sheriff (Discovering Biology in a Digital World): Sandra Porter has the answer:
Now, it appears to no one’s surprise that 23andMe has learned that there are regulations governing what they do. Yes, if you diagnose disease, whether it be through DNA or a home diabetes test, telling people about their health risks is a health issue.
- Genomic-based diagnostics show their potential (PHG Foundation)
- DecodeMe recently reported their scientists identified a genetic variant that confers nicotine dependence. Later, Hsien-Hsien Lei said some words about it. And of course, Steve Murphy expressed his opinion as well:
Bottom Line, if deCode comes out and markets this test they should be shot. If they do sell it, it is only a sign of how absolutely horrible the financial position they are in. Smokers don’t need further encouragement to keep smoking…..It is hazardous to them and the ones they love. Just quit….I can’t stand your smoke or paying for your cancers….
Let me finish this collection with the lately published JAMA articles focusing on personalized genetics: