Personalized Medicine Gets a Boost from the President

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At the White House today, President Obama said he’ll ask Congress for $215 million to recruit volunteers for a new approach to medical care. What is “personalized medicine"? What are the “opportunities for breakthroughs”?

“Precision” or “personalized” medicine is possible because of reductions in the cost of sequencing the genome of an individual patient. Caroline Chen reports on healthcare for Bloomberg News.

Credits

Guest:
Caroline Chen - Healthcare reporter, ProPublica - @CarolineYLChen

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Jenny Hamel, Sonya Geis