Pharmacogenomics and Patient Care: One Size Does Not Fit All

Sci Transl Med. 2012 Sep 26;4(153):153ps18. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3003471.


The time is ripe to assess whether pharmacogenomics research--the study of the genetic basis for variation in drug response--has provided important insights into a personalized approach to prescribing and dosing medications. Here, we describe the status of the field and approaches for addressing some of the open questions in pharmacogenomics research and use of genetic testing in guiding drug therapy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Drug Prescriptions
  • Genetic Variation
  • Humans
  • Patient Care*
  • Pharmacogenetics*
  • Precision Medicine
  • Translational Medical Research