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Dr. Anton Titov, MD. How will physicians benefit from having access to Gene-RADAR technology? Dr. Anita Goel, MD. We see this is a platform that physicians can use to do real-time diagnosis while the patient is in the doctor’s office. Physicians can get real-time information as to what is the diagnosis. In the case of infectious diseases it will affect the true choice of antibiotic therapy. You could do the equivalent of not only trying to diagnose the infection. You can do antibiotic resistance testing. If it’s a medication, you can map out medication resistance. This gives more custom-made, tailored antibiotic therapy. In the case of a pandemic or epidemic like Ebola or Zika, it can help in quarantine or taking other kinds of precautions. That can help stop the spread of epidemics before they become full-fledged pandemics. Dr. Anita Goel, MD. In cancer, we are interested in this whole area of precision medicine. There is usually a number of biomarkers based on the genes. Gene expression patterns that can determine how a cancer evolves. They determine how a cancer will react to a particular type of therapy. By getting real-time information about these molecular markers one can tailor and optimize the efficacy of cancer treatments and minimize the side effects. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. So this is personalized or precision medicine. Except we like to call it a precision nano medicine. Because you are really fine-tuning therapy based on real-time biofeedback loops as to how the patient has reacted to cancer treatment. I like think that your DNA is like a piano. Dr. Anita Goel, MD. Your information is not just in your genes. It is how they turn on and off. The environment determines how those genes are modulated. It’s that interplay of the information in the DNA piano and the environment that determines the music that’s played by an organism. Two people with the same cancer oncogene could be almost identical genetically. But one patient could develop cancer and the other wouldn’t. It could be totally a function of some of the environmental knobs or parameters. With Gene-RADAR we are developing a way to get real-time information about your DNA and RNA markers. This is a way to give you genomic information on demand. So you can fine-tune your health, your wellness, your efficiency, your fitness. This is based on information that you are able to capture about yourself in real time. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. This is certainly a very compelling vision that everybody will want to utilize! Absolutely!