How Your Genes Influence What Medicines Are Right For You

Dr. Julie A Johnson, Dean of the University of Florida's College of Pharmacy and Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine, gives insight into the variability of individual drug response in her article "How Your Genes Influence What Medicines Are Right For You,", while breaking down the mechanics and inherent benefits of tailoring medicine to individual patients. 

Of pharmacogenomics - or personalized medicine - Dr. Johnson notes via The Conversation, "the number of drugs whose use can be guided by genetics and the number of people who benefit are expected to grow."

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