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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.
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

Possibility of tailored treatments for addiction based on how a person's genes behave

Possibility of tailored treatments for addiction based on how a person's genes behave

Discovery of protein deficit that causes drug toxicity

Discovery of protein deficit that causes drug toxicity

New discovery sparks hope of safer dosage of Warfarin

New discovery sparks hope of safer dosage of Warfarin

Pharmacogenomics used to treat inherited kidney disorder of children

Pharmacogenomics used to treat inherited kidney disorder of children

Pattern of gene expression predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia

Pattern of gene expression predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia

Genes influence how heart failure patients respond to drugs

Genes influence how heart failure patients respond to drugs

Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance

Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance

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