What's in a Name? The Politics of ‘Precision Medicine’

Sarah Chan, Sonja Erikainen* (Corresponding Author)

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In the target article, Kraft and colleagues (2018) use the term “precision medicine” to denote the ongoing shift towards large-scale, population-based network or so-called systems approaches in biomedicine. Alternative language, however, such as “personalized” and “stratified” medicine, also exists to describe these approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Bioethics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2018

Bibliographical note

The authors acknowledge the support of the Wellcome Trust in funding the Seed Award “Patienthood and Participation in the Digital Era” (grant 201652/Z/16/Z); research on this project contributed to the writing of this article. The authors would also like to acknowledge the stimulus of the H2020 SysmedIBD project (contract no 305564) in developing ideas that contributed to this work.


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