Episode 15: What if medicine becomes a lot more personal?

It might seem a bit farfetched but someday soon we might all carry in our wallets a little card, something like a credit card except this card will carry our entire genetic code. It’s something you would hand over to your doctor or that doctors would look for if you ended up in hospital.

Another possibility is that your doctor might have your genetic profile on file, right there beside your address, your age and your weight.

According to Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed from the University’s Institute of Translational Medicine healthcare is set to get a lot more personal and that’s a good thing.

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