Mark Davis
Designer antibodies, nanoparticles, bacteria
Designer antibodies, nanoparticles, bacteria

When you pop a pill in the future, don't expect old-fashioned results. Thanks to new advances in the lab and a deeper understanding of the human body, drugs are becoming highly personalized and precisely targeted.And the hope is they'll also be more effective.A new appreciation of our individual differences could spell the end of one-size-fits-all medicine. Our genes, lifestyles, environmental influences and even the bacteria in our guts work together to make us the people we are.All of these factors — and more — dictate how we respond to pills, tablets and capsules. Clearly, we can't expect a drug to work in the same way in each person.Here's a look at what's on the horizon:...