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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.
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