Do you ever wonder what health care will be like 10 or 20 years from now? One thing is certain: It will be a lot more precise.
Precision medicine uses a patient’s own genetic information to provide
the best possible care. Recent advances in genomics, along with future
discoveries, will help us to better predict your predisposition to
disease – and even prevent it. With genetics-based tools, we can more
precisely diagnose complex conditions and determine the most effective
medications or other treatment specifically for you, while avoiding
At UAMS, thousands of patients have already benefited from genomic advances in areas such as treatment for multiple myeloma, breast, colon and other cancers. Our adult genetics program provides highly personalized care for patients with Down syndrome and many other genetic disorders. UAMS has one of the few ocular genetics clinics in the nation.
Medicine reached a historic point when the human genome was sequenced in its entirety in 2003. And yet, biomedical scientists and physicians still only understand a fraction of what the genetic code means and how to use it to improve health care.