In the future, medicine will be tailored to your individual “genome” or genetic code, lifestyle and community. Rather than a one-size-fits-most treatment, doctors will use data to determine what therapies you should receive based on genetic traits you’ve inherited from family, your daily habits, and where you live.
But how do we get there?
We need to understand how a person’s genome impacts their health outcomes. Everyone has a completely unique genome — the 3 million DNA pairs that determine their physical selves. This code influences your risk factors for inherited conditions and how you might respond to medication.