Promises, Promises

Genetics and then genomics have long promised to tell people what ails them and offer a quick fix, but as David Dobbs writes at Buzzfeed, that's not been the reality.

"After 110 years of genetics, and 15 years after the $3.8 billion Human Genome Project promised fast cures, after more billions spent and endless hype about results just around the corner, we have few cures," Dobbs writes. "And we basically know diddly-squat."

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