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Developing a Personalized Medical Treatment

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Which of the following situations describes "personalized medicine" - the use of an individual's genetic information to provide personalized medical treatment?

A

A doctor chooses which anxiety medication to prescribe for a patient based on which has the high efficacy and lowest side effects for people with a genetic background that is similar to that of the patient's.

B

A pharmaceutical company designs a new heart disease medication for patients in their teens who experience adverse side effects with medications designed for middle aged people.

C

A patient is treated with a retrovirus designed to edit the receptors expressed on their white blood cells, making them immune to HIV.

D

A robot is designed to adjust the level of pain medication in a patient's IV bag in real time, based on that patient's blood pressure and EEG readings.