The Future for PharmacogenomicsEdit
Pharmacogenomics remains in its infancy. Despite its recent discovery, pharmacogenomics is thought to be able to combat illnesses such as cancer, psychological disorders, and even HIV (1). This new area of research will allow for more personalized medicine improve treatment outcomes, decrease the incidence of drug-related adverse effects, and ultimately reduce the cost of medical care (2).
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(2) Vali, J. "Pharmacogenomics: The End of Trial... [Int J Pharm Compd. 2007Jan-Feb] - PubMed - NCBI." National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubMed, n.d. Web.
(3) "What is pharmacogenomics? - Genetics Home Reference." Genetics HomeReference - Your guide to understanding genetic conditions. The National Institute of Health, 26 Aug. 2013. Web.