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The terms pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics are often used interchangeably to describe a field of research focused on how genes affect individual responses to medicines. Whether a medicine works well for you—or whether it causes serious side effects—depends, to a certain extent, on your genes.
GRK5 polymorphism that inhibits beta-adrenergic receptor signaling is protective in heart failure

GRK5 polymorphism that inhibits beta-adrenergic receptor signaling is protective in heart failure

A genetic variation mimics effect of heart failure medications - may explain why beta-blockers do not work for all patients

A genetic variation mimics effect of heart failure medications - may explain why beta-blockers do not work for all patients

Global Alliance for Pharmacogenomics

Global Alliance for Pharmacogenomics

Body mass index higher among bariatric surgery patients with 2 genetic variations

Body mass index higher among bariatric surgery patients with 2 genetic variations

Genetic variant predicts antipsychotic response for schizophrenia patients by ethnicity

Genetic variant predicts antipsychotic response for schizophrenia patients by ethnicity

FDA Critical Path Initiative addresses differences between women's and men's health outcomes

FDA Critical Path Initiative addresses differences between women's and men's health outcomes

Genetic markers for mental illness

Genetic markers for mental illness

Some with breast cancer stop taking aromatase inhibitors because of joint and muscle pain

Some with breast cancer stop taking aromatase inhibitors because of joint and muscle pain

FDA should amend the product information for irinotecan

FDA should amend the product information for irinotecan

FDA approves updated labeling for Warfarin (Coumadin)

FDA approves updated labeling for Warfarin (Coumadin)

New study emphasizes the importance of metabolomics to the advent of personalized medicine

New study emphasizes the importance of metabolomics to the advent of personalized medicine

FDA advisory panel recommends adding warning label to Tamoxifen

FDA advisory panel recommends adding warning label to Tamoxifen

An outsider's view of chronic fatigue syndrome may provide clues to how we perceive

An outsider's view of chronic fatigue syndrome may provide clues to how we perceive

Prozac saves thousands of lives

Prozac saves thousands of lives

Genetic and environmental factors impact chronic fatigue syndrome patients

Genetic and environmental factors impact chronic fatigue syndrome patients

Genetic clue found to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Genetic clue found to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

St. Jude projects 90 percent cure rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

St. Jude projects 90 percent cure rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Pharmacogenetics can reduce health care costs

Pharmacogenetics can reduce health care costs

High blood pressure research advances efforts to tailor drugs to individual patients

High blood pressure research advances efforts to tailor drugs to individual patients

Researchers look at pharmacogenomics

Researchers look at pharmacogenomics