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Ongoing data tracking helps predict disease, personalize medicine

Regularly tracking patients' genetic and health data can help health care providers predict disease and can aid development of personalized treatments, researchers reported in Nature Medicine. Researchers used data from wearable technologies, DNA sequencing and molecular profiling to establish biological baselines for individual patients and tracked data for a median 2.8 years, enabling them to predict hypertension, heart arrhythmia, diabetes and early-stage cancer, and to develop individualized treatment plans.

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