We are at a turning point in
medicine, Peter Huber explains in his new book, The Cure in the
Code. Knowledge of the individual’s genetic makeup will soon
allow molecular medicine to reach deep inside each of us to cure
most of the maladies that afflict us—and perhaps even slow the rate
at which we age. First we will learn to understand each person’s
genome; then we will learn to craft treatments tailored to his or
her genetic constitution. But it may not be so easy—and not for
purely scientific reasons. Timid regulators at the Food and Drug
Administration stand in the way of dramatic medical progress.
Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey’s review first
appeared in the Wall Street Journal.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/08/ronald-bailey-reviews-the-cure-in-the-co