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.
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.
Genetic Research a Key Ingredient to Precision Health
Precision Health researchers hope to use the information from our health, environment and genes — all amassed in a relatively short time — to better target drugs and other therapies to prevent and manage disease.
Hacking Health Care
An army of data scientists and other engineers are descending on health care to tackle what could be the most massive data science puzzle the world has ever seen.