Precision Medicine: The Importance of Correctly Matching the Tool to the Task
his year, on April 16th the Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) made its debut in the UK. Attendee’s benefited from new insights behind the US and UK government genome initiatives, as well as some of the personal interactions (i.e. some ‘genomic gossip’) that drove the launch of these pioneering projects. Given their high profile nature much is expected from these genome- sequencing initiatives. There were many important reflections made during the opening presentations in Oxford, by Professor’s Peter Donnelly, Eric Green and Sir John Bell, points that I believe will shape not only the lasting impact of, but also the perception of, the first era of personalised medicine.