Medical Future

"Richard A. Young imagines a health-care system in which, shortly after a baby is born, doctors take a tiny piece of tissue and test its genes to predict the baby’s future.  "We could explain to you the probability that you’ll have breast cancer in your 40s…or that you’ll have heart disease in your 50s, and–here’s the good part–that before you get there, we can develop therapies to prevent that." "

Carlene Hempel, Scientist hopes to see medical future — and improve it. Boston Globe, Feb 17 2004.

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