In a California Healthline report by Alison Budner, experts discussed the state’s effort to implement a $3 million precision medicine initiative and help develop genomic testing to treat hard-to-diagnose illnesses. Traditional diagnosis of some relatively common conditions — such as pneumonia, sepsis and encephalitis — can miss the root causes of those conditions. That’s where DNA diagnostic testing can step in, to sequence an individual’s DNA to find answers.
The report includes comments from:
- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D);
- Esteban Burchard, researcher at UC-San Francisco;
- Atul Butte, UCSF researcher;
- Charles Chiu, UCSF infectious disease specialist; and
- Julie Osborn, mother of a patient in Wisconsin who benefitted from precision medicine techniques (Budner, California Healthline, 08/12/15).
You can download a PDF of this report.