Know Your Proteome: Exploring personalized proteomics in precision health

INTRODUCTION

The study of the proteome allows for the gathering of information to bridge the gap between genomic signatures and potential disease phenotypes.

Personalized proteomics builds on the foundation pioneered by personalized genomics, wherein the genetic information provides a baseline for information while the proteomic signature gives insight into how a disease might manifest physiologically in different individuals.

These insights are key for the future of personalized medicine, both for early preventive screening of disease biomarkers as well as for designing unique treatments to halt progressive disease.

On a more personal level, having access to one’s proteome allows for better informed decisions on lifestyle changes to improve health as well as for monitoring the outcome of said changes.