What is “deep phenotyping”?

July 2, 2018 at 10:17 am  | 

Deep phenotyping is the study of the full range of possibilities for a trait. More than just a single measurement during a doctor’s visit or a yes/no answer to the question “do you have a particular disease or symptom?”, it is essential to understand the daily and weekly fluctuations in your symptoms and health, and how they respond to your lifestyle and environmental exposures.

What is a “trait” in medicine? A trait is anything that describes a particular aspect of a person’s health, such as a blood test or how the itchiness of a rash changes from day to day.

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