How Doctors Could One Day Use Your DNA to Cure You

"Researchers believe that DNA may one day help doctors prescribe more customized treatments for conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Eric Dishman, who is leading an initiative to recruit more people for a study on the matter, is one example of an individual who benefited from DNA analysis. He was able to beat kidney cancer with drugs that targeted specific cancer mutations in his body. Doctors who are able to look up their patients’ DNA may be able to identify more effective treatments according genetic variations"


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