for healthier lives
What is Precision Health?
Precision health uses advanced tools and technology to discover the genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that influence a population’s health and provides personalized solutions that allow individuals to improve their health and wellness.
Precision Health at U-M
U-M is leading the way to more effective and comprehensive approaches to health care — from discovery to treatment to prevention and implementation. Our Precision Health initiative actively bridges these areas by promoting multidisciplinary collaboration among faculty across the university and providing the tools and resources they need to expand their work.
Polygenic scores could help classify cancer risk
Researchers from U-M’s Precision Health initiative, School of Public Health, and Medical School published a phenome-wide association study of data from 28,260 participants in the Michigan Genomics Initiative, which found that polygenic risk scores can be potentially useful for cancer risk stratification.
The pitfalls and potential of precision health, big data, and evidence-based medicine
With good humor, an easy, conversational style, and an intimate knowledge of statistical meta-analysis, John P.A. Ioannidis, M.D., D.Sc., delivered a convincing argument of precision health as an impossible undertaking…. more
Comprehensive sequencing shows promise of precision medicine for advanced cancer
Scientists find great potential in using DNA and RNA sequencing to gain a better understanding of metastatic cancer and help direct targeted therapy.