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Genetic Influences in Toxicology
Smoking Might Be Worse For Some Than Others
By Jerald Cook, MD, FACOEM

In Blog by Jerald Cook

Pharmacogenomics is a field that studies genetic differences in sensitivity to therapeutically used drugs. We have learned that some medications are not effective in some individuals, or super effective and even likely to result in adverse effects in others due to genetic polymorphisms. Similarly, toxicogenomics investigates sensitivities with toxic chemicals, including carcinogens. It is pretty much common knowledge now that …