There is a field of medicine called Precision Medicine. It is an approach to patient care that allows doctors to select treatments that are most likely to help patients based on a genetic understanding of their disease. It may also be called personalized medicine. Though this isn’t entirely mainstream just yet, many facets are.
Dr. Camir Ricketts is an ardent advocate for science and innovation and an even greater advocate for the development of all of the Caribbean. He earned his PhD in Computational Biology and Medicine from Weill Cornell Medicine in 2020 and is now a Bioinformatics Scientist. He is also the founder of the Minds Of Initiative which launched their ‘Minds Of Jamaica’ mentorship platform in 2019. In this episode he shares some of the fundamental principles of precision medicine and helps us to understand some of the possibilities if medicine was more personalized?
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