NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The field of personalized medicine has been suffering from a credibility problem. More than a decade after the completion of the Human Genome Project, some are disappointed at the limited number of new life-extending treatments that have resulted from the nearly $3 billion effort. The stewards of the HGP had overpromised what could be gleaned from the human biological blueprint, critics have said, wondering where all the cures are.

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