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Canan Dagdeviren Believes In Borderless, Personal Medicine
The director of a groundbreaking research group at MIT helps design lifesaving devices that mold to the individual patient.
When Genetic Screening Goes Very, Very Wrong
Based on genetic testing, 20 members of the same family were misdiagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition.
One Thing that Could Stop the Rise of Gene Editing: Insurance Companies
A company that wants to use CRISPR on humans says it will fail if insurance companies don’t cover its therapies.
Watch Scientists Unroll a Tumor Like a Roll of Toilet Paper
Personalized cancer treatments could end the days of "scorched earth" medicine, and we just got closer with this disgusting bit of genius.
The Mirror that Shows Your Insides
This "digital mirror" is a glimpse of future personalized medical tools.
Katherine Templar Lewis
It Takes 100 Hours to Analyze a Human Genome for Disease
Personalized medicine will remain a (mostly unreliable) luxury item until analysis tactics improve.
If We Can't Get Genome Accuracy Right, Personalized Medicine Is a Pipe Dream
Even highly accurate genetic sequences can have hundreds of thousands of errors—and it only takes a few.