disease prevention

A recent paper gives us a preview of precision medicine, and the breadth of the undertaking should humble us. Consider it medicine's moonshot.
Despite having yet to save a mouse, last week a company created headlines when it said that it would cure all cancers -- in a year. Let's clarify what promise actually exists in the field, and what hurdles still need to be overcome.
It's no surprise that controlling your future, by stopping the development of medical conditions, draws a captive audience. But is that what genetic testing actually does?