Instead of treating all patients the same way, precision medicine takes individual variations in genetics, environmental and lifestyle factors into account, allowing doctors to more accurately predict which treatment and prevention strategies will work in different groups of people. Enabled by tools to analyse data on a large scale and with DNA sequencing becoming more affordable, precision medicine can improve healthcare by giving doctors a more detailed understanding of each patient.
New national body established to further research insights, improve patient outcomes and create new economic opportunities for the biomedical technology industry SINGAPORE, 7 April 2021 – Precision medicine is part of Singapore’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2025 strategic goal to transform and protect the health of every Singaporean. Identified as a priority by the […]
While individual patients have much to gain from precision medicine, when done responsibly, it is healthcare as a whole that could potentially be transformed. Benefits for Patients and Populations Compare yourself with a stranger on the street and you could probably come up a long list of what make the two of you different: your […]
As healthcare shifts towards a more personalised, patient-centric approach, it’s crucial to establish what precision medicine can—and cannot—achieve. What Precision Medicine Is Not Whether you know it as personalised, individualised or genomic medicine, one thing is for sure: there’s a lot of hope riding on precision medicine. Borne out of advances in genome sequencing and […]
In light of the RIE2025’s recent launch, here’s how precision medicine and PRECISE will help Singapore achieve its goal to advance human health and potential across all fronts. Putting precision into practice While Singapore may certainly be a bustling metropolis today, the early days of the emerging Republic were markedly different. Grappling with the country’s […]
Powering the next generation of biomedical research Singapore’s National Precision Medicine Strategy will not only improve healthcare within the country but enable the next wave of healthcare innovations, says Professor Patrick Tan, Executive Director of PRECISE. In October 1990, researchers across the globe embarked on The Human Genome Project—allowing us to read the complete genetic […]
Including Asian genomes to increase the diversity of genomic databases is the first step towards targeted, more effective clinical approaches to treat and prevent disease. Investing in diversity for a healthier tomorrow The biological blueprints for each one-of-a-kind individual are encoded in three billion DNA building blocks or base pairs. Given how each person is […]
The Government has established Precision Health Research, Singapore to coordinate the country’s 10-year strategy in this area. Its executive director Professor Patrick Tan shared more details.
As the benefits of precision medicine depend on having large databases of health information, PRECISE is committed to making its data freely—and securely—accessible. Imagine bringing your elderly mother to the hospital. Like many other people her age, she has multiple conditions, in this case, high blood pressure, a history of breast cancer and most recently, […]
An individual’s genes can determine the amount of risk he has of developing life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and, in turn, allow for early intervention