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How will pharmacogenetics influence the life insurance industry?

Pharmacogenetics is the study of how genes affect a person’s reaction to medicines. The combination of pharmacology (the science of drugs) and genomics (the study of genes and their functions) leads to the development of medications that will be effective and safe, as they will be tailored to a person’s genetic make-up.

A small blood or saliva sample can help determine:

  • Whether the medication can be effective treatment for you;
  • What dosage is best for you; and
  • Whether you could have serious side effects from a medication.

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