It’s human nature to compare one’s success to others, but thinking that the grass is greener on the other side can be detrimental to one’s health. Recognizing strategies as equal but unique ways to tackle a common problem is a healthier perspective.
Researchers no longer think that proteins blindly swim through the cytoplasm hoping to bump into one another. Instead, they intentionally aggregate with other biomolecules, forming membrane free, transient organelles called condensates.
People metabolize drugs differently, changing the effectiveness and toxicity of drugs between individuals. Genetic testing to identify mutations in metabolic genes that may affect how someone processes a drug is an important step towards precision medicine that is becoming more common in the clinic.