— In the future, the standard techniques we use to cure disease will be considered medieval. A one-size fits all approach to drugs and other treatments will become a thing of the past. Each individual will finally be at the core of a fully-tailored, customisable healthcare plan.
This year, 2018, marks the 15th anniversary of the draft sequence of the human genome – a milestone in healthcare innovation that took 13 years and $2.7 billion to complete. The Human Genome Project aimed to ‘read’ the DNA sequence of as much of the human genome as was technically possible. And although the Human Genome Project hasn’t immediately brought the genetic revolution that some advocates hoped, it marked a major first step towards realising the ultimate promise of precision medicine.
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