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Routine use of pharmacogenetics tests in clinical care

In the US and in Europe, research centres have been established to facilitate the routine use of pharmacogenetics tests in clinical care.

See the research programmes, and publications via these websites - The University of Chicago Center for Personalized Therapeutics & Pharmacogenomics (PGx)

Current research initiatives are exploring:

  • The identification of drugs with strong associations with available pharmacogenetic data; i.e. that could generate actionable tests for personalised prescribing.

  • The use of IT systems to embed actionable pharmacogenetic data (e.g. CYP genotypes) into medical records.

  • The use of genomic prescribing systems to generate electronic prescriptions tailored to genotype.

  • The barriers to implementation of pharmacogenetics into the clinic. For example, can lab reports that avoid complex genetic or pharmacological terminology help implementation?

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Using Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenetics

UEA (University of East Anglia)