Rowley said the ultimate scenario, which he predicts is five to 10 years out, is to be able to use each individual's unique DNA to optimize their care.
"The goal in the future is to be able to take that individual and say, 'Don't worry about osteoporosis, let's focus on your cardiovascular health, and by the way, this medication has a 40 percent chance of working for you,'" Rowley said. "To a limited extent, we're there now."
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