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It Is Not Your Genes

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Here is an excellent post by David Katz, M.D. about how our expected faith in having the human genome project would be the savior for all our ills has failed us. It seems that science and medicine believed disease came from our genes. It is turning out that our environment and behavior is more the critical factors.

Genomic research has led to basic biological insights, but it has failed to deliver thus far on the promise of real-world biomedical advance. Thus, while biologists and geneticists may still see the cup of genomic promise as half full, medical scientists and, apparently, New York Times reporters — are starting to see it as half empty.

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