The Complex Strategic Landscape for Precision Medicine: Cost, Convergence, Culture, Computing and Creative Destruction


I was encouraged on reading the first issue of this journal, and now subsequent issues, that it would not be yet another forum for bland, uncritical commentaries on the utopian promise
of precision medicine. The articles published to date have struck a suitable balance between the benefits and aspirations of precision medicine tempered by pragmatic recognition of the
complexity of making these a reality. The potential for collision between expectancy and delivery when navigating the uncharted waters of biological complexity was portrayed on the
cover of the January 2016 issue of the journal entitled: “Precision Medicine – the iceberg of hope and complexity.”

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