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This paper looks at personalized medicine - using genetic information to determine which medications will and will not work for a person. The paper contends that personalized medicine will overcome the current problem of many drugs not working on many people who receive them.
From the Paper:"Pharmacogenetics is a field which uses markers on the genetic code of patients to pinpoint underlying causes of various diseases. (Price Waterhouse Cooper) It is used to identify drug targets, mechanisms of action of new drugs, and patient responses to specific drugs. It allows pharmaceutical companies to identify unfavorable products early in the course of development and so save unnecessary R&D costs. Pharmacogenetics can guide clinical trials reducing the costs and the risks of such trials. It can be used to pinpoint the diagnostic stage of diseases..."
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Personalized Medicine (2008, December 01) Retrieved September 24, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/personalized-medicine-121986/
"Personalized Medicine" 01 December 2008. Web. 24 September. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/personalized-medicine-121986/>