Personalized Medicine

Most doctors today still follow the trial-and-error approach to healing their patients. They prescribe a treatment that works for the greatest percentage of patients. If it fails, they try something else. But thanks to the genomics revolution, a new, much more effective approach is becoming possible, and the results are truly astounding. Using the personalized medicine approach, doctors can order blood tests that reveal the precise type of disease the patient has, as well as whether he or she carries the genes that will make a particular drug or treat.....

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