Promises of genomics, David Botstein

Interviewee: David Botstein. David Botstein (sitting with Pat Brown) talks about how innovations in genomics might lead to personalized medicine. (DNAi Location: Applications > Genes and medicine > Genetic profiling > David Botstein > Promises of genomics)

One of the promises of genomics has been and continues to be that you can personalize medicine by understanding more exactly the particular individual's disease and situation, and that you would use different drugs if you really understood in detail what was going on with each individual. And nowhere is that more true in my opinion than in cancer, each cancer is potentially different and if they may have features in common, and if they have a feature in common that is a target for therapy that's fine, but you cannot assume that they will without actually being able to measure for it, and that's what we expect will happen over the next twenty or so years.

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