Precision Medicine: Measurements without concepts are blind; concepts
without observations are empty.
What is precision medicine? No standard definition is found. Sometimes
described as High Definition Medicine which is: “the dynamic assessment
, management, and understanding of an individual’s health measured at
(or near) its most basic units.” The impetus for this venture was
advanced and stimulated by biogenetics, the study of how genes and their
products affect health but also contribute to disease or resistance to
cure. Medicine is an epistemology: a way of knowing, perceiving,
remembering, finding out, proving, inferring, wondering, reflecting, a
conceptual knowing relying upon observations fitted to disease concepts.