From my understanding, researchers around the globe are studying more and more into gene therapy and "smart molecules". As many of you all know, these could possibly end up curing numerous forums of cancer as well as many herditary diseases that kill many each year. This brings me to my question: With medicine currently on the molecular level, will we one day be on the atomic level? I ask this because I'm not sure of a few things: Is it possible for us to reach that level in medicine? And if we can reach that level, would it make things easier to solve diseases? Lastly, if we reach the atomic level, would we one day be able to cure a full-fledge virus? I'm a newb when it comes to biology, so please bare with me . Any help is greatly appreciated.