The Hurdled Race Toward Personalized Medicine: the Study of Pharmacogenomics. An interview with Dr. Stan Bardal

Khatereh Aminoltejari

Abstract


The completion of the Human Genome Project in April of 2003, which culminated in the sequencing of the human genome, signaled the beginning of the “genome era.” Pharmacogenomics encompasses all genes in the genome that may determine drug response and is viewed as a highly important area for improving drug therapy in the future. In an interview, Dr. Stan Bardal, a faculty member with the UBC Medical Undergraduate Program, with an extensive knowledge in the field of pharmacology and pharmacogenomics provided insight into this burgeoning field of medicine.

 




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