Personalized Medicine: Who would you like to have access to your genetic test results?
I still try to provide up-to-date information about personalized genetics, one of the “hypest” fields of medicine, so here are again some interesting articles and blogposts for your pleasure:
Personalized medicine uses information about a person’s genetic makeup to tailor products that will detect, treat, or prevent disease in that person. The goal is to get the best medical outcomes by choosing treatments that work well with a person’s genetic profile, or with certain characteristics in the person’s blood or cells.
For any single disease, thousands of genes and proteins that interact with each other are studied and tested. These numbers produce “vast amounts of data that needs to be interpreted and analyzed so that the components involved with diseases can be isolated and identified…
- Insuring Your Genes (Little Blue Pill)
The fear is that genetic profiling will eliminate that favorite term of health economists – adverse selection – which keeps health insurance premiums reasonable for many people.
- I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Gene Screens! (ReasonOnline): Will quickie genetic tests for suicide genes make us healthier and happier?
- Personalized Medicine That Doesn’t Work (Epidemix): The first criticism from Thomas Goetz.
- Your personal health: Thomas Goetz is curious about PGx (bbgm): Deepak Singh’s answer to Thomas.
We don’t quite understand which biomarkers are the right ones. There are multiple prognostic tests for breast cancer. Which one is more robust? In the end it depends as much on the classifiers used as it does on the gene expression signature.
- Personalized Medicine: The Future is Now
- Personalized Medicine: Major steps on the way
- Please Donate: My dream is to have my genome sequenced!
- Personalized Genetics: DNA 2.0 and the best thoughts on our genome
- Individualized Genomics: Update
- Personalized Medicine: being up-to-date
- Science Magazine: The future of personalized genomics