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Lack of Knowledge of Natural History of New Biomarkers: The Achilles’ Heel of Precision Health!

a doctor pointing to a tablet with an achilles' heel surrounded by images of a double helix, a microscope, a temperature scale, and pill, a stethoscope, a heart with a beat, a virus, a test tube, a medicine bag and several test tubes

In Greek mythology, when Achilles was a baby, it was foretold that he would die young. To prevent his death, his mother dipped his body in the River Styx, which was supposed to offer powers of invulnerability. However, as she held the baby by the heel, the heel did not come into contact with the Read More >

Posted on by Muin J. Khoury, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GeorgiaLeave a commentTags