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Precision medicine: drowning in a regulatory soup?


Nicol, D and Bubela, T and Chalmers, D and Charbonneau, J and Critchley, C and Dickinson, J and Fleming, J and Hewitt, AW and Kaye, J and Liddicoat, J and McWhirter, R and Otlowski, M and Ries, NM and Skene, L and Stewart, C and Wagner, J and Zeps, N, Precision medicine: drowning in a regulatory soup?, Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 3, (2) pp. 281-303. ISSN 2053-9711 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/jlb/lsw018


As US President Barack Obama noted in his 2015 State of the Union address, precision medicine promises to deliver ‘the right treatments, at the right time, every time to the right person’ which ‘gives us one of the greatest opportunities for new medical breakthroughs that we have ever seen’. These comments were a prelude to a $215 million funding commitment by the President to his Precision Medicine Initiative, the aim of which is to ‘pioneer a new model of patient-powered research that promises to accelerate biomedical discoveries and provide clinicians with new tools, knowledge, and therapies to select which treatments will work best for which patients’. The objectives include an undertaking to modernize the current regulatory landscape.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:precision medicine, pharmacogenomics, direct-to-consumer genetic analysis, regulation
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Medical and health law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law reform
UTAS Author:Nicol, D (Professor Dianne Nicol)
UTAS Author:Chalmers, D (Professor Don Chalmers)
UTAS Author:Charbonneau, J (Ms Jan Charbonneau)
UTAS Author:Dickinson, J (Professor Joanne Dickinson)
UTAS Author:Hewitt, AW (Professor Alex Hewitt)
UTAS Author:McWhirter, R (Dr Rebekah McWhirter)
UTAS Author:Otlowski, M (Professor Margaret Otlowski)
ID Code:110993
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2016-08-25
Last Modified:2017-12-18
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