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The future of medical care lies – at least in the ideal case – in personalized medicine. The products should be tailored to the individual patient, which is why most studies to date have concentrated on adapting treatments to the genetic composition of a person (genotype). In most diseases, however, the environment plays a greater role than the patient’s genome. Only a few rare diseases are definitely genetic.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.