• transfer heat by evaporating small quantities of water at a low pressure; pressing an actuator button activates device
Personalized medicine packs the potential to revolutionize drug packaging and distribution. Essentially, personalized medicine would allow a doctor to prescribe precisely the right drug at the right dose to an individual based on that person's unique DNA. This exciting possibility stems from the Human Genome Project (HGP), a 13-year research endeavor completed in 2003. Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health, HGP identified the genes that make up human DNA. That research helped create the field of genetics. Diseases have a genetic component, be it inherited or stemming from the body's response to environmental stresses.