Personalize your healthcare with pharmacogenetics!

Pharmacogenetics (PGx)— the study of how genetics affects a person’s response to drugs — is an exciting new field in healthcare. In the third article of this series on Personalized Medicine, we talked about the nuts and bolts of PGx and why it can improve the treatment of some health problems. To recap, genetic differences can change the way people respond to medication. The result? Some people get little or no effect from

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The exciting role of genetics in Personalized Medicine!

  Personalized medicine is here to stay. It gives us all an opportunity – more than that, a responsibility – to make sure our health concerns are dealt with in a way that fits us as individuals. We talked in general terms about personalized (or precision) medicine in the first article of this series, and then discussed the importance of communication between patients and their healthcare providers in the second. Now we get

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