Resources on Precision Medicine through National Library of Medicine
The new Director of National Library of Medicine (NLM) Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD puts a strong focus on precision medicine in the vision she describes for NLM:
I believe the National Library of Medicine has an important role to play in the Precision Medicine Initiative…and I believe that role’s going to be showing up in a number of the existing services already seen in the Library…
National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines precision medicine is “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person.”
You can learn more about precision medicine and how NIH is already playing an important role in the Precision Medicine Initiative through a number of NLM resources:
- Genetics Home Reference: Read the guide ‘What is precision medicine?” for a simple overview on the subject, and get additional insights on precision medicine topics like: “What is the difference between precision medicine and personalized medicine? What about pharmacogenomics?” and “What is the Precision Medicine Initiative?” Genetics Home Reference also provides this information in a printable PDF that was recently published on August 9, 2016.
- MedlinePlus Magazine: The Fall 2015 issue of the MedlinePlus Magazine has an article describing the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative, along with stories of how precision medicine has already saved lives.
- PubMed: Search through a wide range of articles indexed through PubMed on the topic of precision medicine, including hundreds of systematic reviews often available in free full text.