As we learn more about the human genome, doctors and researchers can use genetic information to create customized medical cures for patients. We spoke with Dr. Jeff Teckman, Professor of Pediatrics at St. Louis University about the basic principles of precision health and medicine, as well as some potential challenges. Then, we feature the NextGen Precision Health Institute at the University of Missouri, where researchers will soon be conducting ground-breaking work to solve some of Missouri’s greatest health challenges.
This briefing was produced by Missouri Science & Technology (MOST) Policy Initiative in collaboration with Missouri Cures and University of Missouri Flagship Council. It is part of a series of briefings funded in part by a Bipartisan Civic Engagement Microgrant from Research!America.