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Towards the taxonomy of human disease


Consortia have begun to establish 'mechanism-based taxonomies' for inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases that could aid drug development and personalized therapy.

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Hofmann-Apitius, M., Alarcón-Riquelme, M., Chamberlain, C. et al. Towards the taxonomy of human disease. Nat Rev Drug Discov 14, 75–76 (2015).

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