Your genes can influence the effectiveness and side effects of medications by affecting drug metabolism and individual sensitivity. The study of how your DNA affects the way you respond to medicines is called Pharmacogenomics. Understanding genetic variations can lead to more personalized medicine, by helping you and your doctor choose the best medication and dosage for you, based on your genetic makeup.


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