Precision vs Personalized

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the potential for ‘precision medicine’ to have a profound impact on how health care is delivered, an approach that takes into account individuals’ unique genetic, physiological, and lifestyle factors. 

For a more measured perspective, and the potential value of both precision and personalized approaches to medicine to address common (including obesity) and rare diseases, check out this recent commentary in CMAJ, which was written by a couple senior academics from UAlberta (Finlay McAlister and Paul Armstrong).


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