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The Future of Medicine Is Present: A look at six medical innovations that are poised to transform the way we fight disease

January 3, 2013

In our era of instant gratification, the world of medicine seems like an outlier. The path from a promising discovery to an effective treatment often takes a decade or more.

But from that process—of fits and starts, progress and setbacks and finally more progress—grow the insights and advances that change the course of medicine.

A decade ago, the completion of the Human Genome Project sparked optimism that cures for debilitating diseases were just around the corner. Cures still generally elude us, but now the ability to map human DNA cheaply and quickly is yielding a torrent of data about the genetic drivers of disease—and a steady stream of patients who are benefiting from the knowledge. On other fronts, technology is putting more power in the hands of patients, and researchers are learning to combat disorders by harnessing the body’s own ability to heal and grow.

Excerpt from an article by Ron Winslow at the Wall Street Journal. Continue HERE

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One comment

  1. To map human DNA cheaply and quickly is yielding a torrent of data about the genetic drivers of disease and steady stream of patients who are benefiting from the knowledge can be identified with the help of information stimuli at the inintial level by help of forward learning technics it is great insight and great changes in the medicine.

    S..V.ACHUTA RAO
    VIKAS ENGG COLLEGE
    PROF & HOD – CSE
    achutaraosv@gmail.com



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