The next epidemic
Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA
Genome Biology 2006, 7:108 doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-5-108Published: 31 May 2006
We are witnessing an explosion of people well past their reproductive years. Older, non-reproducing organisms consume resources that might better serve their younger. And chief among these resources is medical care.