While most of us like to kick back on summer days, this year a group of dedicated students stepped it up and spent the summer season researching and working on projects at the forefront of developing precision medicine.

These young researchers are currently completing qualifications in medical or IT related fields at the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology. Their summer of research is one of the first initiatives undertaken by Precision Driven Health. While at an elementary stage and considered to be a ‘proof of concept’, these projects offer fresh insights into what the world of healthcare will look like when precision medicine is fully implemented. We hope that you enjoy reading these projects. They demonstrate the enormous potential that data-driven healthcare has to radically improve health outcomes for individuals around the world.