At Science Progress, Michael Rugnetta and Whitney Kramer say that changes need to be made to the American health care system so that personalized medicine can be incorporated. They highlight some government-based programs working to overcome some of the stumbling blocks. In particular, FDA created the Senior Genomics Advisor position in the Office of the Chief Scientist; HHS has its Personalized Healthcare that has studied privacy, integrity, and accuracy of genetic information as well as access protocols of genomics databases; and the Secretary's Advisory Committee for Genetics, Health, and Society which provide ethical analyses. "For personalized medicine to fully come to fruition with the fewest number of bumps in the road, we must learn valuable lessons from the current piece-by-piece process as we ramp up our efforts to build upon it," Rugnetta and Kramer conclude.
Getting Personal: Sep 14, 2009
Sep 14, 2009