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Emerging Health Trends: A Look at Where Science Will Take Us (Collection) by Karl S. Drlica, David S. Perlin, Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Joyce A. Schoemaker, Greg Gibson, Anthony DePalma

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9. What it all means

In this closing chapter, we take a pragmatic look at the healthcare implications of the biosciences for you, your family, at work and for society as a whole. The specific impacts will depend on which scenarios occur from the wide range of possibilities. But the scientific and medical march of the biosciences is beyond dispute. The only uncertainties are when and where they will impact us most. Readers of this book are armed with the knowledge and conceptual frameworks necessary to follow new developments as they play out across the globe. The following sections are organized by areas of impact on your family, your career, commerce and industry, and society at large.

You and your family

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