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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.
Genomics and proteomics to increase the efficiency of drug discovery and development

Genomics and proteomics to increase the efficiency of drug discovery and development

New guidelines mean tailor-made drugs are on the way

New guidelines mean tailor-made drugs are on the way

Gene linked to bone mineral density

Gene linked to bone mineral density

St. John's wort increases effectiveness of Plavix

St. John's wort increases effectiveness of Plavix

Pharmacogenomics, has the potential to spark a major, technology-driven restructuring of the health care and pharmaceuticals industries

Pharmacogenomics, has the potential to spark a major, technology-driven restructuring of the health care and pharmaceuticals industries

Electrochemical DNA chip that is able to detect DNA at very low concentrations

Electrochemical DNA chip that is able to detect DNA at very low concentrations

Researchers step closer to cure for common childhood cancer

Researchers step closer to cure for common childhood cancer

Grant to study genetics and drug interaction

Grant to study genetics and drug interaction

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

New statistical techniques for cancer diagnosis

New statistical techniques for cancer diagnosis

Chemotherapy regimen more effective and more toxic in Japanese patients than in American patients

Chemotherapy regimen more effective and more toxic in Japanese patients than in American patients

New generation drug therapy targets the individual

New generation drug therapy targets the individual

Screening for liver diseases benefits outweigh costs for some, but not all, conditions

Screening for liver diseases benefits outweigh costs for some, but not all, conditions

Gene of immune system linked to severe adverse drug reaction called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)

Gene of immune system linked to severe adverse drug reaction called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)

New research to predict patient response to cancer chemotherapies

New research to predict patient response to cancer chemotherapies

St. John’s wort may interfere with cancer-fighting drug’s ability to prevent relapse in leukemia patients

St. John’s wort may interfere with cancer-fighting drug’s ability to prevent relapse in leukemia patients