Techonomics: Getting Molecular with Precision Medicine Techniques

“Precision medicine recognizes that each of us have really distinct characteristics, at the cellular, molecular, and genetic levels. It’s targeted to harness the power of those distinctions,”

-Fran Smith, Journalist


By Jason Middleton

The buzzword or phrase is ‘med tech’ — technological advances in the research and development of new medical treatments, whether its new hardware devices or diagnostic software, like artificial intelligence.

Precision medicine falls under this category. Here’s a definition of precision medicine from cancer.gov: Precision medicine is an approach to patient care that allows doctors to select treatments that are most likely to help patients based on a genetic understanding of their disease.

Here’s a human definition: Judy Perkins went under experimental precision medicine cancer treatment with tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes and two years later shows no signs of the disease.

Hers’s my chat with journalist, Fran Smith, who studied precision medicine for National Geographic. That’s the discussion we’re about to hear.

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