Both at the Same Time

Both population-scale and personalized medicine are needed, argue researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.

In the past, Harvard's Elliott Antman and his colleagues write that medical studies focused on small groups of patients that they then extrapolated to whole populations. But with better and more data collection, researchers can both study broad populations as well as individuals.

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