How a growing trove of genetic data is informing medical breakthroughs

By Miles O’Brien, PBS NewsHour

Individualized medicine, in which treatments are customized based on a patient’s unique DNA, is a rising field. Along with an ever-expanding genetic database, it offers tantalizing promise for solving some of medicine’s most daunting challenges. But individualized medicine also carries with it questions and risks — both moral and medical.

 



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