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The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

SciScoop Ep. 1: The future of precision medicine

With the advancement of research and technology such as AI and machine learning, the development and implementation of precision medicine is on the rise.

Also called personalized medicine, precision medicine involves tailoring medical treatments to the unique characteristics of each individual patient, considering factors like genetic makeup, lifestyle, and environmental factors.

Precision medicine relies heavily on technology to analyze extensive genetic and molecular data. Cutting-edge technologies like high-throughput sequencing and advanced analytics allow researchers and healthcare professionals to pinpoint particular genetic mutations or biomarkers linked to diseases. This personalized methodology offers the potential for more efficient treatments, minimized side effects, and enhanced health care outcomes.

In the first episode of “SciScoop,” Isabella Zarzar speaks with Benjamin Rubin, the associate director of precision medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in the Office of Science Policy and Strategy. Zarzar and Rubin discuss the advancement of precision medicine in today’s health care system and its impact across a wide range of areas.

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About the Contributor
Isabella Zarzar, Staff Writer
Isabella Zarzar is a junior at Carlmont High School and in her second year of journalism. She enjoys reporting on a variety of topics and is thrilled to be editing for the Highlander magazine this year. In her free time, Isabella enjoys reading, photography, soccer, and spending time with her friends and family.

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