Personomics should be part of the precision medicine approach to healthcare, Elizabeth Tracey reports


Precision medicine aims to integrate personal factors into what is known from studies into the care of an individual. Roy Ziegelstein, vice dean for education at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, says personomics, which includes all the personal factors that define us as individuals, needs to be part of the mix.

Ziegelstein: Now we've emerged into an era of what is called precision medicine.To emerge from the 20th century into the 21st century by tailoring diagnosis and therapy to patients based on their biological variability, precision medicine really uses all of the omics.  Genomics, pharmacogenomics, metabolomics, proteomics to really specify individual variability based on biological and genetic variability of individuals.  :33

Ziegelstein notes that personomics is equally important in caring for someone holistically. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.