Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics: why is this relevant to the clinical geneticist?

@article{Nebert1999PharmacogeneticsAP,
  title={Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics: why is this relevant to the clinical geneticist?},
  author={Daniel W. Nebert},
  journal={Clinical genetics},
  year={1999},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={247-58}
}
Adverse drug reactions, due at least in part to interindividual variability in drug response, rank between the 4th and 6th leading causes of death in the USA. The field of 'pharmacogenetics', which is 'the study of variability in drug response due to heredity', should help in reducing drug-caused morbidity and mortality. The recently coined term 'pharmacogenomics' usually refers to 'the field of new drug development based on our rapidly increasing knowledge of all genes in the human genome… CONTINUE READING

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