Precision Health

Emerging knowledge about the interaction of the genome and diet for effective disease prevention and therapy points to a need for personalized interventions.

Dr. Jose Ordovas, Director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center of Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University, is a pioneer in the study of gene-diet interactions for cardiovascular diseases.

Further progress in precision health will be greatly accelerated by developing wearable devices that integrate omics technologies to detect healthy living patterns. Researchers have demonstrated a sensor that fits onto a single human tooth and samples biofluids.