Definition of pharmacogenomics
: the science concerned with ways to compensate for genetic differences in patients which cause varied responses to a single drug
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Medical Definition of pharmacogenomics
: the science concerned with understanding how genetic differences among individuals cause varied responses to the same drug and with developing drug therapies to compensate for these differences <Drug companies … are collecting the genetic know-how to make medicines tailored to specific genes—an effort called pharmacogenomics. In the years to come, your pharmacist may hand you one version of a blood pressure drug, based on your unique genetic profile, while the guy in line behind you gets a different version of the same medicine.—Kathryn Brown, Scientific American, July 2000>
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