Individuals differ – also in the way they become ill and recover. As well as genetic predispositions, several other factors play a role – for example, environmental influences, lifestyle, age, sex and concomitant diseases. In precision medicine, all this information is taken into account, as well as the patient’s clinical data.
This makes it possible to obtain a much more precise diagnosis and to tailor treatment to the individual patient.
ETH Zurich, Zurich University and the University Hospitals are therefore planning to set up “The LOOP Zurich – Medical Research Center” a new center for precision medicine research.