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Genetics-based personalized medicine gets big data boost

With the help of big data that shows the effectiveness of various treatment regimens on different kinds of patients, personalized medicine can “better match patients with complex diseases to the best therapies, eliminating the trial-and-error process that often has resulted in ineffective treatments, particularly in the use of pharmaceuticals,” according to an article in power to conduct that level of analysis now rests with many healthcare systems, Jon Duke, M.D., investigator and innovation officer for the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, told the publication.