2010 in Review: Genomic Medicine Experiences Growing Pains of Regulation, Economics, and Litigation | GenomeWeb

By Turna Ray

"Another year gone, and the lessons from the Human Genome Project have yet to yield the medical breakthroughs promised."

That was the undertone of many personalized medicine discussions throughout 2010, a year that marked the tenth anniversary of the Human Genome Project. The verdict by many observers of the field can be summed up by a New York Times article that concluded that the project's primary goal to "ferret out the genetic roots of common diseases … remains largely elusive."

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