Pharmacogenetics studies the inherited genetic differences in the metabolic pathways of drugs in terms of therapeutic actions. In simple, it is the study of how the actions of drugs in the human body vary with then patientsâ genes. It is based on the hypothesis that the differences in the drug actions from person to person is due to the presence or absence of special biomarkers which are single nucleotide polymorphs at the level of nuclear DNA, which code for the liver enzymes that are responsible for the pharmacokinetics of the drugs.
Scholarly peer review is the process of subjecting an author'sscholarlywork, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given (narrowly defined) field, who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.
Last date updated on June, 2014