Precision Rx

May 2005
Popular Mechanics;May2005, Vol. 182 Issue 5, p84
This article presents information on developments in the field of medicine. By analyzing an individual's genetic makeup, physicians will be able to intervene early, and more precisely. An experiment at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science last spring hinted at nanotechnology's most compelling use: medicine. The experiment took place in a test tube, but the goal is to send the nanocomputers coursing through the blood to hunt down harmful cells. While embryonic stem cell research is controversial, little stands in the way of treatments based on the pluripotential stem cells found in bone marrow.


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