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|Description:||xi, 303 s. : ill., tab., fig.|
|Contents:||Modern medicine is designed for groups --
The interactions of drugs, patients, and diseases are unpredictable --
clinical trials are population based and do not account for personal idiosyncrasies, much less medical histories --
In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, the geneticist and cardiologist Eric Topol introduces a radical new approach --
by bringing the era of big data to the clinic, laboratory, and hospital --
With personal technology, doctors can see a full, continuously updated picture of each patient and treat each individually --
New tools can sequence one's genome to predict the effects of any drugs, and improved imaging and printing technology are beginning to enable us to print organs on demand --
Topol offers a glimpse of the medicine of the future --
one he is deeply involved in shaping.
Arnold S. Relman, "New York Review of Books""As an introduction for the lay reader to the sophisticated digital technology now being applied to medical care, and as an explanation of the rapidly