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Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?

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Imelda Bates
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
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Translating pharmacogenomics: challenges on the road to the clinic

In a research in translation paper, Jesse J. Swen and colleagues review the limited successes of pharmacogenomics (individualized drug dosing based on hereditary factors) and discuss the remaining challenges to its widespread clinical use.

Citation: Swen JJ, Huizinga TW, Gelderblom H, de Vries EGE, Assendelft WJJ, et al. (2007) Translating pharmacogenomics: Challenges on the road to the clinic. PLoS Med 4(8): e209. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0040209



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