Abstract

ABSTRACT:

The precision medicine narrative relies on the reductionist assumption that there is a strong linkage between genotype and complex traits (phenotypes). This essay uses examples from humans and other "higher" animals to argue that redundant and degenerate mechanisms operating at the physiological level limit both the general utility of this assumption and the specific utility of the precision medicine narrative.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-8795
Print ISSN
0031-5982
Pages
pp. 517-526
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-03
Open Access
No
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