The US medical system should be…

October 1, 2008

In a short article from Wired Magazine, a unique perspective on health care reform from geneticist, Leroy Hood. He presents the 4 P’s: Health care should be

  • Predictive – he says Using genome sequencing and blood tests
  • Preventive – based on an individual risk profile
  • Personalized – drug therapies can be created to suit each genome
  • Participatory – People will maintain their own health (aka, Health 2.0)

Looks pretty simple but I not sure genomics can solve it all. The psychological toll of knowing your risk profile may be too much of a burden to bear for those with risks of life threatening illness without good treatments.

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