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pharmacogenomics

Line breaks: pharma¦co|gen¦om¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌfɑːməkəʊdʒɛˈnɒmɪks
 
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Definition of pharmacogenomics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of genetics concerned with determining the likely response of an individual to therapeutic drugs.
Example sentences
  • The future of medicine is poised to undergo a sea change leading to an improved diagnostics for diseases, earlier detection of genetic predisposition to diseases, gene therapy and pharmacogenomics for custom drugs.
  • The company promises new molecular-based tests in disease predisposition, cancer screening, cancer therapy selection, and pharmacogenomics.
  • However, pharmacogenomics relates to drug response, not disease risk, and it remains to be seen how a better understanding of the genetic factors involved in therapy may impact on understandings of illness, normality and stigma.

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