Precision Medicine Vision

Precision medicine is medical diagnosis, prevention and treatment based on an individual’s variation in genes, environment, and lifestyle. Knowledge of an individual’s personal genome allows us to make informed decisions about the best medical care available, for that person. From fundamental discoveries to the clinic, Columbia... Read more


Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture program for 2016 and 2017
October 26, 2016

'Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture' Workshops have started at Columbia, funded by Humanities Division’s Sustainable Worlds Initiative.

July 8, 2016

NEW YORK, NY, July 8, 2016—Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Weill Cornell Medicine, in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian and NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, have been awarded a gr

January 27, 2016

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and University of Iowa scientists have used a new gene-editing technology called CRISPR to repair a genetic mutation responsible for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an inherited condition that causes the retina to degrade and leads to blindness in at least 1.5 million cases worldwide.

Wayne Frankel precision medicine systems models
January 12, 2016

Twenty years ago, deciphering epilepsy genetics was thought to be one of the most intractable challenges to tackle.



Ophthalmology is a promising specialty for implementing Precision Medicine because of the eye’s amenability to intervention and the significant human and economic burdens it incurs.