September 9, 2008 This report of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, presents the scientific and clinical background of personalized medicine, its potential to improve health care, and the obstacles standing in the way of its progress. It reviews the landscape of personalized medicine by describing the diagnostic tools involved, the clinical domains affected, and the requirements for implementation in clinical practice. The report also explains the rationale for focusing on the three priority areas of technology/tools, regulation, and reimbursement and provides a brief review of the issues . . .
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