Jul 7, 2017

Announcer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah Health.

Interviewer: There's a new concept in healthcare called precision medicine. Dr. Will Dere, Director, Program for Personalized Health at University of Utah, define the term "precision medicine."

Dr. Dere: Each individual is different and has a different complement of genes, has different exposures to different environments, and may have different lifestyles. All of those factors -- genetic, lifestyle, environmental -- have an impact on her or his health.

Interviewer: And in the same way, doctors now need to consider all those factors when they're treating their patients.

Dr. Dere: It's the use of old and new tools to really better target and better individualize our interventions for patients.

Interviewer: And providing more precision care means more efficient care and healthier people.

Announcer: To find out more about this and other health and wellness topics, visit thescoperadio.com.

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