The Personalized Medicine Revolution

The Personalized Medicine Revolution

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Every year more than 2 million North Americans are hospitalized, and more than 100, 000 lose their lives, because of adverse reactions to drugs. These tragic cases stem from our one-size-fits-all approach to medicine. But who we are-our age, our sex, our size, our ethnic heritage-matters to our health. Shouldn't our medicine be tailored to our differences? Through the stories of researchers, scientists, and patients, The Personalized Medicine Revolution explores the promising new advances in personalized medicine-healthcare based on each person's unique genetic and molecular makeup-and the coming sea change in the way we detect and treat disease. The book also discusses the issues that patients, researchers, and governments will face as we take the next steps into this exciting future and explains what readers can do to take charge of their health.You will probably fire your doctor if you get sick too often. This is a novel concept a€”paying doctors only for effective treatments and recommendations. Takes one back to the halcyon days of ancient Mesopotamia: according to Hammurabia#39;sanbsp;...

Title:The Personalized Medicine Revolution
Author:Pieter Cullis
Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd - 2015-02


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