The Promise

"Personalized medicine is coming of age," writes Bill Frist, the former US Senate majority leader and a former surgeon, at The Hill's Congress Blog. Frist (R-Tenn.) notes that more tailored medicine should lead to disease prevention and earlier diagnosis as well as to better treatment. Additionally, he says that such an approach should save money as dollars would no longer be spent on treatments for diseases that can be prevented, and on drugs that won't work.

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

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