The Promising Prospects of Precision Medicine

Document Type : Editorial


1 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran 2 Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


The emerging concept of personalized Medicine or precision medicine has recently become more popular both among the health-care providers and patients. The focus of personalized medicine is to target prevention and treatment strategies based on patients’ variability in genotype, environment and lifestyle. Since precision medicine will make the clinical guidelines much more conditional and branched, It is expected that physicians would increasingly require informatics and algorithms supports to assist them with information management and evidence-based decision-making in medical contexts.


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