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Editorial
Scientific Discovery and the Future of Medicine
January 13, 2015

Scientific Discovery and the Future of Medicine

Author Affiliations
  • 1Executive Editor, JAMA
  • 2Editor in Chief, JAMA
JAMA. 2015;313(2):145-146. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.17937

In 1953, Watson and Crick ushered in the modern era of medical science. In a 1000-word report, they described “A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid” and humbly suggested that this structure “has novel features which are of considerable biological interest.”1 Fifty years later, with completion of the sequencing of the human genome, these bookend scientific advances changed the landscape of modern biomedical science.

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