Goal of Pharmacogenomics is to understand how someoneâs genetic makeup determines how well a medicine works in body, what side effects are likely to occur, thus making it a field of growing interest in medicine and pharmaceutical industry? The method of âgenomicsâ have been increasingly applied to pharmacogenomics research as it emphasis on molecular structure and functions of genes. A relatively recent addition to the discipline is the field of âecogeneticsâ, which concerned with dynamic interaction between an individual genotype and environmental agents. Benefits; Pharmacogenomics studies have a vital role to play in every step involved in Drug Discovery; Pathway Identification, Target Identification, Selection, Screening, Characterization, Validations. Drug Development; Preclinical studies, Clinical studies, Safety of the product launched in a population can be predicted with the availability of pharmacogenomic profile of drug, Marketing aspect of the drug. Sachdev Yadav, Pharmacogenetics / Pharmacogenomics: An Overview.
Last date updated on June, 2014