EU Consortium Proposes 'Virtual Patient' Approach to Individualized Medicine | GenomeWeb

By Uduak Grace Thomas

A pan-European consortium is drafting a proposal to develop infrastructure to create virtual models that will help physicians tailor treatments to individual patients' genetic and physiological characteristics.

The group, called the Information Technology Future of Medicine consortium, is seeking funding from the European Commission to support a 10-year project aimed at creating "virtual patients” that will incorporate health records and genetic information.

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