pharmacogenomics

The Most Exciting Time in Science

October 08, 2014
There are grand visions about what genetic discoveries will be made in the distant future, but what about in the next five years. That was the question Dr. Eric Green,...
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Leveraging The Direct-to-Patient Research Model in Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 16, 2012
Janssen Healthcare Innovation, a unit of Janssen Research & Development, LLC, is sponsoring a study in rheumatoid arthritis patients that will be conducted by MediGuard.org (a subsidiary of Quintiles) and...
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Father Knows Best

December 01, 2011
My parents aren’t world-class athletes, but in the summer of 2009 they both competed in the Senior Olympics. They were representing their home state of Wyoming, where people – much...
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A Prescription for Personalizing Medicine

October 26, 2011
While a lot of the discussion about personalized medicine is focused on the future, some of the most promising possibilities for individualized care could be implemented right now, said Felix Frueh, of Medco Health Solutions. Frueh shares his perspective with The Spittoon in advance of the 4th annual Personalized Medicine World Conference.
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23andMe Launches Its First NIH Funded Study

December 16, 2010
  By Amy Kiefer and Kim Barnholt 23andMe is excited to announce the launch of our first National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research project. In  the fall of 2010,...
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Genetic Tests Can Reduce Risks From Blood Thinner Warfarin

March 16, 2010
Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who purchased prior to November 22, 2013 will...
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Large Study Reveals Details of African American Genetic Ancestry

January 11, 2010
As shown in these ancestry paintings from 23andMe, the proportion of African DNA can vary widely for African Americans. A recent study led by Carlos Bustamante of Cornell and Sarah...
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Medco to Include Genetics in Comparison of Anti-Clotting Drug Effectiveness

October 28, 2009
Medco Health Solutions, Inc., announced this week that it will conduct a clinical trial to assess whether clopidogrel bisulfate (Plavix ®, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-aventis) is just as effective as...
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Biotech Company Applies for FDA Permission to Market Gene-Targeted Heart Failure Drug

September 25, 2008
Researchers are sometimes frustrated when a prospective drug proves effective in some patients, but not enough to justify giving it to everyone who has the condition it is intended to...
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