Q: What is Pharmacogenetics?

A: Pharmacogenetics is the field of study that examines the impact of genetic variation on the metabolic response to medications.  The terms pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics are often used interchangeably.


Q:What is Personalized Medicine?

A: Personalized medicine is the customization of healthcare to the individual patient by use of genetic testing results.   Cutting edge advances human genetics have enabled a more detailed understanding of the impact of genetics in disease allowing physicians and pharmacists to individually select the proper medication and tailor dosages to that patient's specific needs.