SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb News) – Institute for Systems Biology head Lee Hood this week said that systems bio is poised to form the foundation for a new type of medicine that he has dubbed "predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory," or P4.

Hood, speaking at the Plant and Animal Genomes conference here this week, said he envisions a future in which individuals will have bi-annual blood tests for screening a host of informative markers that will then be compared with their own results over time rather than with data drawn from a random population.

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