In The Age Of Digital Medicine, The Humble Reflex Hammer Hangs On

(By Bret Stetka for NPR)

Receiving a diagnosis in 2017 — at least one made at a medical center outfitted with the latest clinical gadgetry — might include a scan that divides your body into a bread loaf of high-resolution digital slices. Your DNA might be fed through a gene sequencer that spits out your mortal code in a matter of hours. Even your smartphone might soon be used to uncover health problems. Continue reading article here…

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