The past decade (2001- 2010) has been defined by health news stories that have jolted us, for better or worse, into the 21st century. From the completion of the Human Genome Project to the rising obesity rates, it has been an era filled with significant stories in the world of health. In honor of the new year, we're asking HuffPost readers, what was the most important health news story of the first 10 years of the 21st century?
Please submit your nominations below, or tweet them using the hashtag #storyofthedecade or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will soon post the most nominated entries, and then you can vote on the story of the decade.