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Welcome to the discussion! I'd first like to thank Dr. Galea and Dr. Jennings for their willingness to engage in this forum. We're looking forward to a stimulating dialogue.

I enjoyed reading this NEJM piece and the counterpoint it provided to some of the precision medicine ideas which have been prominently featured in government science initiatives. As a means of bringing our readers up to speed, can you briefly explain how and why a too-narrow focus on precision medicine may be a detriment to public health priorities?