Precision medicine is a relatively new and emerging field in healthcare. It focuses on disease treatment and prevention by taking into account an individual’s genetic variations, the effect of environment and a person’s lifestyle preferences. This approach is more accurate in treating diseases as it is based on a person’s genetic framework. Precision medicine is quite the opposite of the generalized “one-size-fits-all” idea of treating diseases in terms of effectiveness. Here, disease treatment and prevention strategies are focused to meet an individual’s needs and specifications.
Are fingerprints determined by genetics?
Just like many other complex traits, the debate