The science of disease prevention has turned a corner. What’s possible now is an affordable, equitable healthcare system that works for everyone.
The emerging science of phenomics could shift the focus of health care from treating the sick to the prediction and prevention of disease.
Making small changes to diet and exercise or adding targeted supplements could prevent many ailments. But first we need to ground these changes in solid data.
Leroy Hood plans to recruit a million people for a study that could help people stay healthier for longer.
By crunching data from molecular tests, cognitive assessments and medical history, doctors could one day intervene and prevent brain disease.
A wave of start-up companies now offer science-based ways of improving health.
Each of us may soon generate an internet-size cloud of health data. Google engineers are adapting web-search methods to make sense of this data cornucopia.
Businesses, insurers and technologies have begun driving the shift, which could lower costs, spawn new companies and improve health outcomes nationwide.