Sir David Weatherall reflects on genetics and personalized medicine

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In this interview, conducted by Ulrike Knies-Bamforth, Sir David Weatherall tells Drug Discovery Today about the long-term prospects of personalized medicine, personalized medicine in the third world, and much more.

Sir David Weatherall
David Weatherall qualified at Liverpool University, UK, in 1956. His major research contributions, resulting in some 700 publications, have been in the elucidation of the clinical and molecular basis for the thalassaemias and the application of this information for the control and prevention of these diseases in developing countries. He was knighted in 1987, elected FRS in 1977 and became a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, in 1990. In 1992 he was President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. He became Emeritus Regius Professor of Medicine in September 2000 upon his retirement and was appointed Chancellor of Keele University in 2002.

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