Category Archives: Pharmacogenetics

Personalize your healthcare with pharmacogenetics!

Betty Chaffee/ August 25, 2018/ Medication Management, Personalized Medicine, Pharmacogenetics, Precision Medicine/ 0 comments

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 various health problems. To briefly recap, genetic differences can result in wide variations in the metabolism of medications, with the result that some individuals get little or no effect from a

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The exciting role of genetics in Personalized Medicine!

Betty Chaffee/ August 17, 2018/ Medication Management, Personalized Medicine, Pharmacogenetics, Precision Medicine/ 0 comments

  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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