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September 30, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Consulting your genetic blueprint to find the right medication for you

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Selecting the wrong medication for a patient can have serious implications. For example, if you have depression, the wrong medication could actually cause dangerous side effects that make you feel worse. In fact, researchers in the growing field of pharmacogenomics, which identifies drug-gene reactions, have already discovered that an individual’s genetic characteristics can influence how […]

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Tags: #drug-gene reactions, #JAMA, #mental illness, #PrecisionMedicine, antidepressants, center for individualized medicine, depression, Dr. Mark Frye, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, pharmacogenomics, Psychiatry


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