On the verge of personalized medicine

The day is fast approaching when doctors will be able to use genetic or molecular tests to personalize patients' pharmacological regimens. "Today, we are seeing the first applications (of genetic technology)," Robert Field, chairman of the health policy and public health department at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, told The Wall Street Journal (2/14/2007). "I think 5 years from now, certainly 10 years from now, this will indeed dominate medicine."