Figure 1.

Personalized medicine. Forefront shows the schematic of the various factors that play into developing a unique phenotypic profile: genetic alterations, epigenetic modifications, clinical diagnostics, biomarker changes, and environmental changes. Upon obtaining a unique phenotypic profile, the psychiatrist is in a better position to either predict susceptibility to disease or make an accurate diagnosis. This, is in turn, allows for therapy targeted to the individual. Background: each individual will have differences in these components, giving rise to a unique phenotypic profile.

Ozomaro et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:132   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-132
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