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Sustaining innovation in an era of specialized medicine 

Sustaining innovation in an era of specialized medicine

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Sustaining innovation in an era of specialized medicine
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Henri A. Termeer

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10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.020404
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date: 28 June 2017

We are living in an era of unprecedented biomedical innovation. In recent years, new therapies have improved the prognosis of numerous intractable disorders that were previously neglected—in some cases changing diseases from a death sentence to a manageable chronic condition.

Our increased understanding of the genetic basis of disease will continue to fuel the creation of innovative therapies for many decades. Many of even the most enterprising therapies being introduced today are only a bridge to the definitive cures that gene therapy, stem cells, and other advances may offer....

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