Personalized medicine: Has it started yet? A reconstruction of the early history

Frank Emmert-Streib

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Within the last few years the field personalized medicine entered the stage. Accompanied with great hopes and expectations it is believed that this field may have the potential to revolutionize medical and clinical care by utilizing genomics information about the individual patients themselves. In this paper, we reconstruct the early footprints of personalized medicine as reflected by information retrieved from PubMed and Google Scholar. That means we are providing a data-driven perspective of this field to estimate its current status and potential problems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number313
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalFrontiers in Genetics
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • biomedical informatics
  • genomics
  • high-throughput data
  • personalized medicine
  • translational medicine

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