Betty K. P. Tang

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Twin studies are useful devices to determine the heritability of persistent but variable characteristics that tend to differ among individuals. Drug responses are not persistent affairs; they are temporary characteristics. One therefore may ask whether twin studies are necessary to assess the genetic element in pharmacological responsiveness. To measure the(More)
Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic drug and displays efficacy in 30% to 60% of patients with schizophrenia who do not respond to traditional antipsychotics. A clozapine concentration greater than 1,150 nmol/L increases the probability of antipsychotic efficacy. However, plasma clozapine concentration can vary more than 45-fold during long-term(More)
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