Australia's Chief Scientist

OCCASIONAL PAPER: PRECISION MEDICINE

The Office of the Chief Scientist has published the 17th paper in its Occasional Paper Series on Precision Medicine.

The paper explores the potential for Precision Medicine to shift the focus of the health system from the treatment of illness to the protection of health, at the individual level. It shows that Australia is well positioned to benefit from precision medicine and discusses challenges that will need to be overcome to realise this potential.

This Occasional Paper is based on a detailed horizon scanning report by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) which was launched by the Minister For Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, in January 2018.

The full occasional paper can be downloaded below.

Precision medicine [PDF]