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Personalized medicine: Has it started yet? A reconstruction of the early history

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberArticle 313
JournalFrontiers in Genetics
Issue numberJAN
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Within the last few years the field personalized medicine entered the stage. Accompanied with great hopes and expectations it is believed that this field may have the potential to revolutionize medical and clinical care by utilizing genomics information about the individual patients themselves. In this paper, we reconstruct the early footprints of personalized medicine as reflected by information retrieved from PubMed and Google Scholar. That means we are providing a data-driven perspective of this field to estimate its current status and potential problems.


  • Biomedical, Genomics, High-throughput data, Personalized medicine, Translational medicine