A long wait

One of the benefits from the Human Genome Project that has received most attention is the field of personalised medicine. Pharmaceutical products custom made to fit the genetic profile of the patient and the condition being treated. A report by the Royal Society states that such personalised medicine, a goal of pharmacogenetics, is forseeable, but probably not before 2020. However, effort is needed now to achieve even the 2020 target.

BBC News

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