The promise of personalized medicine looks like it will remain just that: simply a promise, at least for the foreseeable future. Researchers are discovering that genetic links to various human diseases obtained through genome-wide association studies are often very weak. Some scientists are calling for a new approach to understanding how genes influence the development of disease. We want to know which technique you think has the best chance to succeed.

Poll Question:
Which of the following is best suited to unraveling the potential of personalized medicine?

Stick with genome-wide association (GWA) studies, as they will eventually generate concrete gene/disease links
165

Ditch the GWA technique and focus on unraveling the complete genomes of individuals
107

No opinion
165