The diseaseome could take medicine beyond the genome
NOVA - 10/09/2014
When scientists first published the initial results of the human genome in 2001, we seemed to be on the precipice of a revolution in medicine. Researchers could finally discover specific genetic mutations that lead to diseases. Pharmaceutical companies could devise scores of new drugs to target those mutations. Patients could be treated based on their individual genetic patterns.
So far, though, some scientists say the results have been disappointing.