From fundamental discoveries to clinical treatments, Columbia University is a world leader in medicine, science, and technology. Through the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative, we are harnessing the vast intellectual resources of our faculty to drive a revolution in health care. Precision medicine represents the next step in medical diagnosis, prevention, and treatment based on an individual’s variation in genes, environment, and lifestyle. It will leverage and increase clinicians’ ability to understand relevant biological differences between individuals to deliver tailored medical care.
In this video, Ruben Gonzalez, Professor of Chemistry, and Molly Przeworski, Professor of Biological Sciences, explain how their research and Columbia’s commitment to precision medicine is helping to move the field forward.