Our genome ourselves

World Science Festival |
June 2010

There is a revolution underway in the world of medicine. As researchers identify the genetic variants responsible for cancer, schizophrenia and diabetes, and doctors tailor medications and diagnostic tests specifically for your genomic makeup, we inch closer to personalized medicine. But what does this mean for you today? And how will it impact your health care 10, 20 or 30 years in the future? ABC’s Richard Besser joins Francis Collins, George Church and Robert C. Green. They look over the leading edge of genomics research to learn the promise, pitfalls, and realities barreling toward us.

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