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The Cure in the Code by Peter Huber

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SNIFFERS

IN EARLY 2012, scientists at Stanford University described how they had spent the previous two years tracking DNA, RNA, cell proteins, antibodies, metabolites, and molecular signals—some forty thousand biomarkers that yielded many billions of bits of data—in the body of geneticist Michael Snyder, the team’s senior member, to create the first-ever “integrative Personal ‘Omics’ Profile”: an “iPOP.” Though Snyder had no family history or conventional risk factors, the data revealed a genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes, and then, later in the study, tracked the onset of the disease in what has been described as “the first eyewitness account—viewed on a molecular level—of the birth of a disease that affects millions of Americans.” ...

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