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Obama to broaden role of genetics in medical care

AP/Yahoo News, December 1, 2008
For years, scientists hoped that the rapidly evolving field of genetics could transform medical diagnosis and treatment. But the vision of individualized treatment based on a patient's genetic makeup and other biological markers has yet to materialize. Now, however, the pursuit of "personalized medicine" is expected to get a major push from the incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama.