Modern Genetics is Redefining “Disease”

Mar 12, 2018

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Medicine has changed radically in the past century, but one thing that flies under the radar is how much our concept of illness, itself, has changed. 

Biomedical ethicist Art Caplan of New York University says modern genetics is completely rearranging disease categories – splitting many, lumping others together – with major ramifications for treatments.