For most patients, treatment guidelines are fuzzy at best and, at worst, nonexistent, forcing clinicians to rely on educated guesswork. But thanks to advances in computation, data processing and telecommunication, that may be about to change.
At a Stanford Medicine Town Hall, three faculty members explored prospects for precision health — health care whose goal is to anticipate and prevent disease in the healthy and precisely diagnose and treat disease in the ill.
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