Research into precision medicine is still new and exciting, we can use information from your DNA, from proteins in your blood, from scans of your body and from your lifestyle choices, to help tailor and personalise the medications you take, ultimately making them more effective and safer for YOU. However, no matter how amazing the research, turning it into something that a doctor can use in clinical practice, to benefit patients, still remains a massive challenge!
Explore the activity below, where you can use some of your own basic genetic information to demonstrate how we can be put into different groups based on our own unique characteristics – this is the essence of precision medicine.
You can also watch the video to find out more about precision medicine in Glasgow and the University of Glasgow’s new programme, the Living Laboratory, which aims to create a world leading precision medicine campus centred around the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Govan.
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