Devil's Deal?

While personalized medicine may be able to tailor treatments to patients' specific maladies, Eleonore Pauwels and Jim Dratwa from the Woodrow Wilson International Center wonder whether it is a sort of Faustian bargain. Many of the people who contribute their DNA toward the development of personalized medicine may not be able to reap its benefits, they write at the Scientific American Guest Blog.

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