On the Horizon

Gene therapy and gene-based drugs are two ways we could benefit from our growing mastery of genetic science. But there will be others as well, including new kinds of vaccines, new sources of transplant tissue, even techniques doctors may someday use to stave off the aging process. Here are just a few of the remarkable therapies on the cutting edge of genetic research that could make their way into mainstream medicine in the coming years:

TOMORROW'S TISSUE FACTORY

While it's true that just about every cell in the body has the instructions to make a complete human, most of those...

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