discoveries magazine

10 Innovations to Transform Medicine in the Next Decade

Illustration: Tomer Hanuka

We are a nation immersed in innovation. Self-driving cars, drones, civilian space flight, 3-D printing— these novelties promise to enhance (or confound) the human experience. Innovation in medicine races alongside advancement in other fields, harvesting the best ideas but occupying a lane all its own. Medical investigators contend with the randomness of biology, the layered influences of genes, and the uncontrollable impact of environment on the body. Each patient—each human—diverges from the next, and so good solutions must contain multitudes. Still, medicine moves forward. In the stories below, Cedars-Sinai’s thinkers, doers, and caregivers offer their takes on 10 innovations that will reshape our health in the decade to come.