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Scottish Precision Medicine Research set to Gain Government Funding Boost

Scottish Precision Medicine Research set to Gain Government Funding Boost

Nicola Sturgeon addressing the Precision Medicine Summit on Monday 10th of September. 

Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, addressed the Precision Medicine Summit earlier this week in Perth. £4.2 million pounds worth of government investment has been pledged into this research area over the next three years. This event brought together representatives from the government, academia, NHS and industry with an aim to continue to strengthen research in Scotland. 

Precision medicine is "an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle for each person." This approach will allow doctors and researchers to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work in each group of people. It is in contrast to a one-size-fits-all approach, in which disease treatment and prevention strategies are developed for the average person, with less consideration for the differences between individuals. 

If you would like to be involved in Precision Medicine research in Scotland, or even just like to know more,  please sign up to the Scottish Health research register (SHARE) today.

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