Table 6

Putative development of major research areas

Score*
ValueSpeed
Genome level64
 Genes
 Epigenetics
 “omics”
Tissue level75
 β-Cell plasticity
 Adipose tissue plasticity
 Gut factors (including the microbiome)
Organ level95
 Heart
 Kidney
 Brain
Environment33
 Diet and exercise
 Toxic factors
 Infections
Pharmacology67
 New drugs
 Strategies
Information technology29
 Sensors
 Electronic health records
 Big data
  • *On an ascending scale of 1 to 10.