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No Average People

For personalized medicine to continue its advance toward treating patients based on their unique genetic needs, clinicians and scientists are going to have to get over thinking of people in terms of averages, CDC's Muin Khoury says.

Khoury, director of CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics, in his blog highlight's a recent tweet from Eric Topol, which took to task an article offering information about "your odds for cancer.

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