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Advances in genomic and molecular medicine enable us to make significant, lasting changes to human health. With more precise predictions, personalised prevention and early detection as well individual disease treatments.
Precision medicine takes into account the individual genetic requirements of people. In contrast to the traditional approaches in medicine, it makes more personalised and efficient forms of diagnosis and therapy possible. In this way, patients with the same diagnosis receive tailored therapy rather than the same therapy. Therefore, precision medicine aims to offer every patient tailored therapy at the right time.
Genetic tests are carried out in this area if someone is already sick and the disease is believed to be genetic in nature. The aim is to identify or exclude the genetic causes, to enable a reliable diagnosis and to support appropriate therapy. We focus in particular on common diseases such as cardiovascular disease or cancer.
Genetic tests are also used to clarify the presence of a predisposition to the disease, ideally before clinical symptoms appear. The focus here is on prevention, early detection and timely treatment or family planning. In families with a known gene mutation, genetic testing will determine with certainty whether a family member has inherited the mutation, or not. If the variant is detected, appropriate preventive measures and/or suitable therapy can be initiated from an early stage. It is important to create an individual prevention plan in the process. Genetic testing can also be used to select the right drug therapy (pharmacogenetics).
In this area, asymptomatic people with a positive family history of a recessive hereditary disease, and, depending on the findings, their partners as well, are tested for the genetic variant known in their family and advised on the risk of their children getting sick.
Aside from the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, genetic analyses can potentially help to improve patients' well-being. For example, they can provide information on how personal performance or eating habits can be optimised. Patients with a genetic variant can thus plan their life better and deal with their disease. As soon as a clear relationship between the genetic findings and lifestyle has been proven, we will include this area in our offer.