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Posted on 03/18/2012 9:15:30 PM PDT by TBP
For years, Alexis Beery, 15, relied on daily doses of an incredibly potent inhalant and injections of adrenaline just to stay alive.
Now she and her similarly sick twin brother, Noah, have gone from racing to the ER on a regular basis to racing to high-school track and volleyball practice thanks to treatment designed specifically for their unique genetic makeup.
Gene-specific treatments have been used for years for a handful of diseases. Women with breast cancer who are found to carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation, for instance, can undergo a regimen tailored for that specific gene mutation.
But with the advent of cheaper, better gene-sequencing technology, geneticists say personalized medicine will soon become as common as a blood test. Instead of treating cancer, doctors will treat Bobs cancer.
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I seriously thought this was an article about a new Apple product
My comment is about something that can be bought over the counter -- I personally did not know that Red China supplies virtually all vitamin C and a large amount of vitamin A.
I just learned that it is true and furthermore Red China's companies are charged with price fixing here in the U.S. I do not know the most recent news about that. Here is an article from last year.
I do not know what else threatens us like our dogs are threatened routinely by foodstuff from Red China.
So are our corporations going to send this gene reading stuff to get it done "cheap" in Red China? Hand over all technology to the Chi-Coms?
Especially when one considers the poor quality of government.
Probably within the next ten years, individual genome sequencing will be a common lab test.