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10 medical advances in the last 10 years

updated 8:19 AM EDT, Wed June 5, 2013
The speed of science is often excruciatingly slow. But over the last decade we've made significant strides in medical research, disease treatment and the improvement of patients' quality of life. Whether it's a change in public policy or one of the largest scientific undertakings in history, these 10 advances have affected medicine in a big way. The speed of science is often excruciatingly slow. But over the last decade we've made significant strides in medical research, disease treatment and the improvement of patients' quality of life. Whether it's a change in public policy or one of the largest scientific undertakings in history, these 10 advances have affected medicine in a big way.
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10 breakthrough medical advances
Human Genome Project
Stem cell research
HIV 'cocktails'
Targeted cancer therapies
Laparoscopic surgery
Smoke-free laws
HPV vaccine
Face transplants
Fewer periods
Bionic limbs
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