Genetic testing for medication about ready for prime time

Genetic testing for medications is becoming very en-vogue lately, with an insurgence of laboratories offering testing that identifies several genetic markers.  These markers can predict how an individual will react with a certain medication.  Sounds great, doesn’t it?  Before you get a prescription from your doctor, he or she might be able to predict whether you are more or less likely to suffer a side effect, or whether a different medication may be more effective.  The goal is to tailor the drugs and the dosages to your personal genetic make up.

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