Precision medicine: a master stroke


  • Alok Singh Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, U.P., India



Precision medicine, Customized therapy, Degree of correctness, Future of medicine


Precision medicine is an idea of customization of health facilities as per the needs and demands of individual patient. Precise medicine leads to customized therapy to patients according to genetic profile because this provides information regarding susceptibility to disease and likelihood of response to treatment. It tends to use genetic information of a person to diagnose or treat their disease with sharing of this knowledge to establish a composite record which can be utilized in order to make available superior treatment to other patients also. Precision Medicine is going to be future of medicine. It collaborates technology, basic medical science and clinical records in order to throw lights on the aetio-pathogenesis of disease establish new target based therapy and eventually work for betterment of mankind.


Priorities for Personalized Medicine: President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. (PCAST); 2008. Available at

Toward precision medicine: Building a knowledge network for biomedical research and a new taxonomy of disease. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2011.






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