What Does the Term Personalized Medicine Mean to You?

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The most personalizing elements is of course genomics and the cost of doing a genome has declined so much, it almost doesn't matter any more. The cost of processing in the data domain your genetics is still expensive but coming down rapidly. But every drug should be tailored. Your cancer treatment should be tailored to the genomics of your cancer.

If the metabolomics, if your proteins or metabolites in your body, the chemistry and science of your body is saying something, you should listen to it and prescribe medicine or other prescriptions like exercise based on that. Let me give you an example, there's this little company that's trying to invent a breath sensor of course you can detect alcohol in the breath but it turns out you can also detect ketones.

If you are diabetic ketosis is a major problem and ketones in your breath any time you want by just breathing on your wrist band for a few seconds, I have my jawbone wrist band on, it's great. But if you're an asthmatic it turns out your Nitrous Oxide in your blood that's blood chemistry goes up in your breath and so you know you are going to have an asthma attack before you have it, not after you have it or after it's too late to do something about it.

So whether it's diabetics or asthmatics or cardiology patients or mental health patients or dermatology patients with a ear infection for your kid, or skin cancer, all going to be subject to this. Now the world of medicine this will feel like point innovation, until there are enough of them.

Then they will combine into a wave and then a tsunami that will completely obsolete medicine as we practice it. We'll go from the practice of medicine to the science of medicine.