By DFK | November 04, 2013 at 01:15 PM EST | 5 comments
Personal genome evaluation (PGE) is a growing approach to understanding the influence of genetics on an individual's health. We have talked about a number of topics related to PGE, such as recently bringing up drug-gene interactions as a part of pharmacogenetics, but there is a broader context.
While drug-gene interactions are a component of pharmaco (drug) genetics, many other "pieces of the pie" make up the whole of personalized medicine.
Consider the following as "pieces of the personalized medicine pie":
1. Medical education
2. Health care information technology
3. Regulation (policy)
4. Technology and tools
5. Insurance coverage and reimbursement
6. Genetic privacy and legal protections
Give us your thoughts on how these individual "pieces" help to make the "whole pie". Click on the title to check out this important document:
Read about the given pieces mentioned above and comment as to why you feel one of more pieces are critical. Let's hear your thoughts!!!