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Drug interactions may be the next frontier for genetic drug testing

By October 17, 2015February 8th, 2019No Comments

The applications for genetic testing continue to grow, as evidenced by this Scientific American article surrounding new ways to identify undesirable interactions between prescription drugs. Harmonyx Diagnostics is working to expand these opportunities.

Studies show that once more than four drugs are introduced to the body, the potential for adverse reactions increases exponentially. The trick to avoiding unwanted consequences from drug interactions, says Douglas S. Paauw, who teaches internal medicine at the University of Washington, is “knowing when you’re stepping into dangerous territory.”