This opinion piece written by Clifton Leaf, author of “The Truth in Small Doses: Why We’re Losing the War on Cancer — and How to Win It. asks a fundamental question, one that few people really want to ask: do clinical trials even work? Or are the diseases of individuals so particular that testing experimental medicines in broad groups is doomed to create more frustration than knowledge? Researchers are coming to understand just how individualized human physiology and human pathology really are. The pharmacogenomics of each of us — the way our genes influence our response to drugs — is unique. More here. (Source: The New York Time, 7/13/13)
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