What is Personalized Medicine?

Personalized medicine, also referred to as precision or individualized medicine, is an emerging field of medicine that focuses on the development of effective, safe medications and doses that will be tailored to a person’s genetic makeup – the right drug at the right dose at the right time.
This bench-to-bedside approach is increasingly being incorporated into mainstream clinical practice, thereby changing the way many diseases are identified, classified, and treated. From helping patients live longer and healthier lives to creating a better quality of life, personalized medicine strategies are bringing great value not only to patients and but also to the health care system.
The Center for Pharmacogenomics and Single-Cell Omics Initiative will help research endeavors to answer questions pertaining to discovering novel biomarkers as well as for the advancement of the current knowledge in pharmacogenes. It will offer proper guidance on how to conduct such a research including consultation on where and how to start, help in sample preparations, data generation using next-generation methods, and also help in data analysis and interpretation.