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Sex, Gender, and Precision Medicine

Posted 07/08/2016 by Barbara Hindley

A striking op-ed by President Barack Obama in the Boston Globe on Thursday, titled "Medicine's Next Step," heralds the "Precision Medicine Initiative" that was recently launched by the White House and the National Institutes of Health. Precision medicine is a new approach to studying the differences in people's genes, environments and lifestyle to develop targeted, more individualized treatments for a host of diseases.