Pharmacogenomics and the concept of customizable,
personalized medicine promise to change how physicians treat disease and how
drug companies develop and market drugs. Intended for scientists and physicians
who have a basic understanding of molecular biology, An A-Z Guide to
Pharmacogenomics introduces the terms and techniques common to this
fast-paced and high-stakes field and explains them in a straightforward,
The impact of pharmacogenomics on medicine will
be revolutionary, drawing together a diverse group of scientific disciplines and
impacting everything from basic research to the patient's hospital bedside. The
terms listed in this A-to-Z guide reflect this diversity of scope, representing
basic biology, bioinformatics, diagnostics, and drug discovery.
pharmacogenomics revolution has already begun -- the FDA recently approved the
first genetic test designed to predict an individual's response to a given drug.
This guide is a starting point for anyone interested in the technology that will
revolutionize medicine and directly impact the health and well-being of millions