Precision medicine comes of age in nephrology: identification of novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets for chronic kidney disease.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Kidney Int, Volume 89, Issue 4, p.734-7 (2016)


Animals, asb, Biomarkers, Humans, Nephrology, Precision Medicine, Renal Insufficiency, Chronic


The goal of "precision medicine" is to characterize diseases based on the underlying molecular biology, in order to identify specific biomarkers and therapeutic targets that will ultimately improve clinical outcomes. The nephrology research community has developed a strong foundation for precision medicine, and recent publications demonstrate the feasibility of this approach to identify potential biomarkers and therapeutic targets in chronic kidney disease.