Genetic Testing

Expert Q&A

Pharmacogenetics: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time?

Topics: Chromosomal Microarray | CYP2C19 | CYP2D6 | Fragile X | Genetic Testing | MTHFR | Pharmacogenomics | Whole Genome Sequencing

CCPR: Welcome, Dr. Besterman. Please tell us who you are and where you work. Dr. Besterman: I’m an adult and child & adolescent psychiatrist at the Rady Children’s Hospital inpatient child and adolescent unit in San Diego, and I’m a clinical investigator at the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine studying psychiatric genetics.

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A Second Look at Genetic Testing

Topics: Free Articles | GeneSight | Genetic Testing | Pharmacology

Genetic tests are marketed with a bold claim: that a handful of genes can predict medication response. AssureRx’s GeneSight is the most popular of these tests, and in 2015 we reviewed the evidence behind its panel. In short, it was lacking, but the company has just released new data that may move it a little closer to the mainstream. What’s

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