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2012

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Incentivizing The Utilization Of Pharmacogenomics In Drug Development, Valerie Gutmann Koch Jan 2012

Incentivizing The Utilization Of Pharmacogenomics In Drug Development, Valerie Gutmann Koch

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Pharmacogenomics, the study and development of compounds according to how an individual’s genes affects the body’s response to drugs, holds enormous promise for increasing the safety and efficiency of drug development while decreasing adverse reactions and the trial-and-error nature of drug prescription. However, pharmacogenomics may not be the panacea for all development and prescription problems. This article explores some of the obstacles to pharmacogenomic advancement including industry reluctance to pursue research because of potentially prohibitive costs associated with developing products and legal liability concerns. The implications pharmacogenomics has for drug research and development as well as various areas ...


Pgtandme: Social Networking-Based Genetic Testing And The Evolving Research Model, Valerie Gutmann Koch Jan 2012

Pgtandme: Social Networking-Based Genetic Testing And The Evolving Research Model, Valerie Gutmann Koch

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The opportunity to use extensive genetic data, personal information, and family medical history for research purposes may be naturally appealing to the personal genetic testing (PGT) industry, which is already coupling its direct-to-consumer (DTC) products with social networking technologies, as well as to potential industry or institutional partners. This article evaluates the transformation in research that the hybrid of PGT and social networking will bring about, and – highlighting the challenges associated with a new paradigm of “patient-driven” genomic research – focuses on the consequences of shifting the structure, locus, timing, and scope of research through genetic crowd-sourcing. This article also explores ...