Central Standard Friday - 5/3/2010|
Ten years ago this June, scientists completed the first survey of the entire human genome. It was seen as a major stepping stone in the field of genetics and personalized medicine—the idea being that information about a person's genes, proteins, and environment could be used to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. A decade since that sequencing, where are we with personalized medicine? And what will it mean for individuals and society as a whole? KCUR's Elana Gordon explores some of the developments and concerns of this evolving field of medicine.
Steven Leeder, division chief, clinical pharmacology and medical toxicology, and professor of pediatrics and pharmacology, Children’s Mercy Hospital
Glenn Edwards McGee, John B. Francis chair in bioethics, Center for Practical Bioethics