Upon entering this website the question "what the heck is Pharmacogenomics?" probably comes to mind.

This website will give you a greater understanding of Pharmacogenomics through:

  •  Background information
  • Showing what impacts Pharmacogenomics has had on our society
  • Innovators and future plans for Pharmacogenomics
  • Ethical issues that surround this topic

Pharmacogenomics is the study of how an individual's genetic inheritance affects the body's response to drugs. The term comes from the words pharmacology and genomics and is thus the intersection of pharmaceuticals and genetics. Pharmacogenomics holds the promise that drugs might one day be tailor-made for individuals and adapted to each person's own genetic makeup. Environment, diet, age, lifestyle and state of health all can influence a person's response to medicines, but understanding an individual's genetic makeup is thought to be the key to creating personalized drugs with greater efficiency and safety. Pharmacogenomics combines traditional pharmaceutical sciences such as biochemistry with annotated knowledge of genes, proteins, and single nucleotide polymorphisms.  (1)


This GeneMedRX advertisement gives a look at some basic information about Pharmacogenomics.

Contact Information:

Name:Alexis Cooper

Email: a.cooper1421@gmail.com

School: Sheldon High School

Teacher: Jason Brennan

School Number: 916-681-7500

 This website is a compilation of information derived from numerous educational, news, and technological websites.

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