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[Correspondence] Is precision medicine the route to a healthy world?

In their letter (April 25, p 1617),1 John Coote and Michael Joyner argue that “Although precision medicine will almost certainly be used in niche applications, if widely implemented, it could be a distraction from low-cost and effective population-wide interventions and policies”, adding, “We believe precision medicine is not the route to a healthy world and instead urge a renewed and increased focus on public health and prevention”.