Prospective health care: the second transformation of medicine

Genome Biol. 2006;7(2):104. doi: 10.1186/gb-2006-7-2-104. Epub 2006 Feb 27.


Emerging scientific technologies provide rich sources of predictive biomarkers, which could transform health care. Identification of causal biomarkers will enable the development of tools to quantify risk and anticipate disease. Accurate health risk analysis is rapidly becoming feasible, so health care can become rational, preventive and personalized.

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers
  • Chronic Disease / therapy
  • Cost of Illness
  • Delivery of Health Care / trends*
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Medicine / trends*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Science / trends
  • United States


  • Biomarkers