re: Is Personalized Medicine In Your Future?
Personalized medicine is definitely a few years away, but I think Dr. Emanuel is being a bit negative. Yes, Type II diabetes is definitely more of a lifestyle disease, but there are so many genetic disease that can be served by the genetic advances in biomarkers and drugs that can specifically target a disease based on its propensity to work in that person. So I think that before we start discussing the ethical issues, we should let the actual medicine/IT approach advance.
Lisa Henderson, InformationWeek Healthcare, contributing editor