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Comment & Response
January 24/31, 2017

Evaluating Precision Medicine’s Ability to Improve Population Health—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
 

Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

JAMA. 2017;317(4):441. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20006

In Reply In response to Drs Hoosien and Elshazly, we reiterate that we are not opposed to the principle of precision medicine as a concept. In our Viewpoint, we were simply making the case that, like other promising areas of new technologies, the new tools of genomics, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning need to be evaluated not only with respect to their ability to integrate complex data but in their ability to improve health outcomes for patients and populations.

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