Genetics and Medication: How Your Genes Affect the Medications You Take
On June 23rd, 2021, Mission: Cure held a webinar with Ariel Precision Medicine to shed light on the connection between genetics and medication. Solomon Adams, Director of Bioinformatics and Genome Technologies discussed how your genes affect how certain medications (like antidepressants and pain medication) work and how you can work with your medical provider to get the right prescription and dosage. You can now view this webinar online to learn about:
- Pharmacogenomics: What is it? What are the benefits and how can I get pharmacogenomics (PGx) testing done?
- Talking to your provider about pharmacogenomics testing: How can I discuss this with my medical provider to receive a prescription and dosage tailored to my genetic makeup?
Solomon Adams, PharmD, PhD is a pharmacogenomics expert, developer, educator and bioinformaticist who has supported multiple clinical implementations of pharmacogenomics.