Things to Come

The next few years may see a number of changes to medicine, but Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, is most excited about the prospect of people being able to have their genomes sequenced at a reasonable cost to inform and tailor their medical care, as he tells USA Today's Brian Gallagher.

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