How Genetic Data is Transforming Cancer and Other Diseases

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The idea of gathering DNA samples into a vast database in order to identify disease risks and breakthrough therapies was once a distant dream. Not long ago, immunotherapy seemed like pure fantasy. Today, these genetic-based approaches offer patients insights into their risks for developing cancer, potentially leading to new therapeutic approaches, earlier screenings, and prevention, all based on personalized data. Genetics are now a routine part of cancer care, and knowledge of immune biology is advancing swiftly. Drugs tailored to individual genetic profiles are already in clinical trials, aiming not only to treat lethal diseases, but perhaps also to prevent them. Pioneering researchers and entrepreneurs see a limitless scientific frontier.

  • 2024 Health

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