In our era of instant gratification, the world of medicine seems like an outlier. The path from a promising discovery to an effective treatment often takes a decade or more. But from that process—of fits and starts, progress and setbacks and finally more progress—grow the insights and advances that change the course of medicine.

From cancer treatments to new devices to gene therapy, a look at six medical innovations that are poised to transform the way we fight disease.

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