Diagnosing Technology

The primary diagnostic technology used today is called nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT). The most common variety is the tried and true polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology. Though this has served as a powerful and important tool in infectious disease diagnostics over the past few decades, it does have its limitations. For some diagnostic purposes, […]

The Rapidly Evolving Personalized Medicine Landscape

It’s very exciting to see the ever changing landscape in medicine regarding a more “personalized” approach. For example, The Mayo Clinic in 2012 opened Individualized Medicine Clinics on all three of its campuses. They announced earlier this year that the “IM Clinic will also offer genomic testing for polymorphisms in drug-metabolizing enzymes and for genetic […]

How is Tomorrow’s Health Different?

Imagine this: instead of paying your doctor for visits and treatments due to illness, paying your doctor for days that you are well. To be honest, many of the ideas behind Tomorrow’s Health have been around for a long time. 1 – The basis of human genetics in disease: It has been known for hundreds or even […]