Bring Your DNA to the Pharmacy


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By JONATHAN HILLENBRAND and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

This episode delves into how your DNA affects the medications you should take, a developing field known as Pharmacogenomics, where caregivers are assessing patients’ DNA to try to determine what drug is best for them.

The right drug, at the right dose, at the right time. That’s the goal of pharmacogenomics, which is designed to eliminate trial-and-error medicine, where some patients respond positively to a drug while others receive no benefit. Dr. Mark Dunnenberger, Director of Pharmacogenomics at NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Mark R. Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine, talks about exciting developments in this developing field.

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Dr. Mark Dunnenberger

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Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Andy Buchanan. Artwork by Romi Anderfuren. Mixed by Jon Hillenbrand.

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