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Most people see tech innovation as the key to better health

Lucas Mearian | Dec. 10, 2013
Most people believe tech innovation holds the best promise for curing fatal diseases and are confident they could administer their own tests, according to a new multinational survey.

Because of the genomic advancements, clinicians can use genetic markers to predict how patients will react to drug therapy. Medical researchers are marching quickly toward identifying more and more genetic mutations that cause disease so they can create drug therapies to attack them.

"Technologies such as high-performance computing and big data analytics have the power to change the face of health in this world, and most people seem to desire that," Dishman said. "When given a choice between getting the same care as others who have their symptoms or getting care based on their own genetic profile, two in three respondents choose customized care."

 

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