In today’s world, modern medications and treatment save millions of lives every year. However, any one prescription probably won’t work for you, regardless of whether it works for others. Moreover, there might be a case where it causes severe side effects for you but not for someone else. There are several factors like your age, lifestyle, health etc. that influence your reaction to medications along with which one of the main factors are your genes. Pharmacogenomics is the study of how an individual’s distinctive genetic makeup influences their reaction to medications.
What is precision medicine?
The aim of precision medicine is to tailor health care, with decisions and treatments customized to everyone in every way possible. Pharmacogenomics is an integral part of precision medicine.