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pharmacogenomics

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  • n. The study of genes that code for enzymes that metabolize drugs, and the design of tailor-made drugs adapted to an individual's genetic make-up.

Etymologies

From pharmaco- + genomics. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Recent development in pharmacogenomics: from candidate genes to genome-wide association studies.

    Publications

  • One thing that we do have on our list is pharmacogenomics, which is sort of the next stage after the genome project.

    CNN Transcript Dec 9, 2001

  • Such precision is one aspect of a field called pharmacogenomics, which seeks to match drugs to a patient's genome.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Results from the survey found that only 26 percent (about one in four) of physicians have had any type of education in the field known as pharmacogenomics (PGx), and only 10 percent of physicians currently believe they have the necessary information and training to put pharmacogenomics testing to use.

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  • While "pharmacogenomics" is in its infancy, it is already helping many patients.

    The Genome Generation

  • I think what might even be more interesting for drug development is to pursue what they all pharmacogenomics in the clinical trials world, where they know that certain subpopulations of humans, genetically, respond differently to drugs, and it may be possible to make chips that effectively represent whole populations and thus you could be doing that kind of pharmacogenomics, if you like, but doing it on, you know, thousands of little micro channels on a chip the size of your hand, and multiplexing and doing (unintelligible).

    NPR Topics: News

  • 'prakriti' - seeing the individual as a whole - has greatly helped biomedical researchers understand new disciplines such as pharmacogenomics (how an individual's genetic makeup influences response to a drug).

    SciDev.Net

  • After that, demand decreased and leveled off at around a 10-fold increase compared with before March 2010, according to Gwen McMillin, co-medical director of pharmacogenomics at the lab and a pathology professor at the University of Utah.

    Study Challenges FDA on Plavix

  • He's not kidding: you can read far more than you're likely to need to know about them in a textbook by David Mrazek, a leader in psychiatric pharmacogenomics who — not coincidentally — is based at Mayo and was instrumental in developing GeneSightRx.

    Doctors, Depression, and DNA

  • "Hands-on is the best way to learn," said Skacel, an assistant professor with the pharmacogenomics program at GWU.

    Camp puts science at Loudoun girls' fingertips

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  • It's going to be extremely interesting to see how (genetic testing) changes the landscape for personalized medicine. And particularly when it comes to pharmacogenomics, by which I mean picking the right drug for the right person at the right dose for the right time. -- Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. (Washington Post, March 24, 2010).

    March 28, 2010