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A Genetic Test Catches a Toxic Treatment

 


After being rushed to the ER on Valentine’s Day, a woman undergoes nine days of laboratory testing to find the cause of her mysterious symptoms. One test might determine if her heart medication is actually harming her instead of helping.


Linnea Baudhuin, PhD, DABMG
Associate Professor and Clinical Molecular Geneticist
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

In the clinic and in her research, Dr. Baudhuin specializes in personalized medicine, genetic sequencing, and inherited cardiovascular disorders. She is an expert in pharmacogenomics, which examines how the genetic makeup of an individual affects his or her response to drugs.


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