“The medicine and dose typically given is based on the average patient’s response when the drug was tested, and on the doctor’s own experience. But you may not react like the average person, you may suffer from side effects or you may find that the medicine simply doesn’t work. There is increasing evidence to suggest that genetic differences between people can influence the way our body responds to some drugs.”
This section answers some important questions such as:
How might genes improve the safety and effectiveness of medicine?
How can genes be used as a therapy for disease?
How might genes influence the development of more targeted medicines?