Research & Reference


1. American Medical Association – Provides examples, scenarios, implications, definitions, and the economics of pharmacogenetics.

2. National Institute of General Medical Sciences – Provides information on the institute’s pharmacogenetics research network. Includes links to program announcements, news and events, and resources.

3. Novartis Pharma – Links to Pharmacology Research Partners.

4. Personalized Medicine – new cancer therapy info & next generation diagnostics ~ the other truth – Blog by Dr. P van Uden that reviews new cancer therapies, discoveries, and next-generation diagnostics (IVD). Description of cancer personalized medicine and available treatment options.

5. Personalized Medicine Portal – Portal for research and clinical news and articles related to personalized medicine.

6. Pharmaco-What? Introducing Personalized Medicine – Provides an easily understandable introduction to pharmacogenomics, the study of how different drugs interact with multiple genes and the biological molecules they encode.

7. The Pharmacogenomics Journal – Dedicated to the rapid publication of original research on basic pharmacogenomics research and its clinical applications.

8. Pharmacogenomics Reporter – Journal articles and exclusive reports on human genetic variations and their effects on response to drugs. This is a Genome Web online publication.

9. Pharmacogenetics Knowledge Base – Integrated resource about how variation in-human genetics leads to variation in response to drugs.

10. Wikipedia: Pharmacogenetics – Online encyclopedia entry in this field which is generally regarded as the study or clinical testing of genetic variation that gives rise to differing response to drugs.

11. Wikipedia: Pharmacogenomics – Online encyclopedia entry on this branch of pharmacology which deals with the influence of genetic variation on drug response in patients by correlating gene expression or single-nucleotide polymorphisms with a drug’s efficacy or toxicity.

12. A Drug to Call One’s Own – Article by Alla Katsnelson from the Scientific American on how variations in a persons’ genes may cause variations in responses to drug treatments. (August 01, 2005)

13. Frequently Asked Questions About Pharmacogenomics – From the National Institute of General Medical Sciences

14. The Genetic Science Learning Center

15. Reports and guides about DNA testing Materials about DNA testing 

17. MedlinePlus list of links to information about genetic testing

18. The National Human Genome Research Institute – Overview in its Frequently Asked Questions About Genetic Testing

19. Additional information about genetic testing legislation, policy, and oversight is available from the Institute

20. The National Institutes of Health fact sheet on Genetic Testing –  “What It Means for Your Health and for Your Family’s Health“, a brief overview for people considering genetic testing

21. GeneEd – Educational resources related to genetic testing

22., a service of the National Institutes of Health, provides easy access to information on clinical trials. You can search for specific trials or browse by condition or trial sponsor

23. You may wish to refer to a list of studies related to genetic testing that are accepting (or will accept) participants.

24. From Genetics Home Reference – The benefits, costs, risks, and limitations of genetic testing

25. Genetic Testing Registry  – A publicly funded medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, other health care providers, and researchers

26. Prenatal Screening – Provides prenatal testing information, including ultrasound, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS)

27. National Newborn Screening & Genetics Resource Center – Provides information and resources in the area of newborn screening and genetics

28. Genetic Alliance- Genes in Life – A guide from the Genetic Alliance with easy-to-read information about genetic testing

29. Genetics and Cancer – An information fact sheet from the National Cancer Institute about genetic testing for hereditary cancers

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