Precision Medicine, Genome Sequencing, and Improved Population Health

May 15, 2018, Vol 319, No. 19, Pages 1953-2054

Precision Medicine, Genome Sequencing, and Improved Population Health
Gregory Feero, MD, PhD; Catherine A. Wicklund, MS, CGC; David Veenstra, PharmD, PhD
JAMA. 2018;319(19):1979-1980. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2925
This Viewpoint summarizes a 2017 NASEM Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health that shared experiences of US health systems with use of genome sequencing for clinical and research applications and that explored how the sequencing programs might advance models for data sharing and collaborative implementation research; generate evidence regarding the benefits, harms, and value of precision medicine; and reduce disparities through partnerships with diverse populations.