Beyond Sequencing

Precision medicine for cancer is more than just genome sequencing, Medscape writes.

"Precision medicine is not just sequencing; it's looking at a patient in the context of their environment, the type of clinical care they're getting, their interaction with their environment, and then the genomic analyses," Mark Rubin from Weill Cornell Medical College tells Medscape.

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