Pharmacogenomics

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Pharmacogenomics is the individualisation of drug therapies to patients using their genetic information. Sequencing a patients genome allows genetic variations to be identified, such as single nucleotide polymorphism. Tailoring treatment to an individual increases the effectiveness and reduces the chance of adverse side effects [1].

References

  1. American Medical Association, 2014. Pharmacogenomics [online] Available at: <http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-science/genetics-molecular-medicine/current-topics/pharmacogenomics.page> Accessed:[16/10/14]
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