New service helps patients explore genetic code for clues to ailments and treatments
A new Stanford service enables patients to look within themselves — all the way down to their genomes — to help determine underlying reasons for certain medical conditions.
The idea is to parse a person’s complete genetic code to identify possible roots of disease, and even tailor treatments to the individual.
It is among the first of its kind to be offered by a hospital. Ashley plans to expand it into other specialties, such as cancer care.