Health and technology: the adaptation of drugs to DNA opens a “new era of medicine”

  • By James Gallagher
  • Health and Science Correspondent, BBC News

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We have the technology to usher in a new era of medicine by precisely matching drugs to people’s genetic code, says a major report.

Some drugs are completely ineffective or become fatal due to subtle differences in how our bodies work.

The British Pharmacological Society and the Royal College of Physicians claim that a genetic test can predict the effectiveness of drugs in the body.

These tests could be available at the NHS, the National Health Service, next year.

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