Newsworthy Medical Stories of the Decade

USA Today

December 28, 2009

As the decade comes to a close, we take a look at some of the more newsworthy medical stories of the past 10 years.

Most of them — the first flu pandemic in 40 years, heightened concerns about drug and food safety — will continue to play out in the next decade, while the full effect of others — the sequencing of the human genome in 2003, President Obama’s lifting this year of restrictions on stem cell research — won’t be felt for years or even decades.

On the next page: A far-from-comprehensive list→

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