The Hood group is integrating biology, technology and computation to create a predictive, personalized, preventive and participatory approach to medicine. This P4 Medicine will use a systems or holistic approach and new computational and mathematical tools to analyze the enormous amounts of molecular, cellular, phenotypic and medical data that now can be generated for each individual. By viewing medicine as an informational science, P4 medicine will draw on an understanding of the networks underlying health and disease. The goals are to treat and prevent disease by identifying perturbations in biological networks, and countering those perturbations through therapeutic intervention. Furthermore, a systems approach to biology will create knowledge with far-reaching implications for agriculture, energy production, environmental protection, and many other human activities.
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