In January 2015, President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative, a plan to support research into treatment and prevention strategies that take differences between people – especially genetics – into account.
However, precision medicine can’t just look gene-deep. Where we live – the air we breathe, the water we drink, the environments around us – has a huge impact on our health and even on our DNA.
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Biology isn’t the only thing that makes us different
Cracking the ZNA code
T. Glass: If DNA is our biological blueprint, ZNA (zipcode at birth) is the blueprint for behavioral&psycho-social makeup. #PMINetwork
— Francis S. Collins (@NIHDirector) May 29, 2015
We spend more on treating disease than on preventing it
What does your ZNA say about you? La Citta Vita/Flickr