- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The National Institutes of Health is giving a San Diego County scientist $120 million to help transform the way medicine is practiced in the U.S. and begin treating patients based on their specific genetic makeup, lifestyle and environment.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/29t4KKS ) Dr. Eric Topol will co-lead an effort to enroll a million Americans in a study that will explore people’s health and regularly provide them with information that they can share with their doctors.

The program is part of the Obama administration’s Precision Medicine Initiative.

Topol, a professor at Scripps Research Institute, has been pushing doctors to tie treatment to a broader range of data, ranging from a person’s genome to their diet to the air quality in their neighborhood and the microbes in their gut.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, https://www.utsandiego.com

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