Different genomes (DNA) in cells of individuals produce genomic mosaicism1. Is this heresy, offending the central dogma of molecular biology2. Or fact, demanding quantitation? A recent paper starts bluntly with our title3.
Researchers working at universities or in independent research centers cannot by themselves change the fate of the sick. They can identify crucial mechanisms underlying a disease and find out how to correct them; they can test their intuitions in vitro and in animal models, they can even perform the first stage of a clinical trial, if they find the appropriate funding, but, especially when it comes to innovative therapies, they will never be able to bring the treatments to all those who need them.