The presentation is divided into several sections as outlined by the powerpoint slide. In this module we will include the basic concepts of pharmacogenomics, ethical, legal, social issues, and a brief introduction of the PharmGenEd program.
We will review the use of pharmacogenomic tests in five therapeutic areas.
Within each therapeutic area, we will include the following:
The gene or allele of interest
The functional effect of the gene or allele
The prevalence of the relevant alleles in various populations
The available genomic tests
A summary of the most significant clinical data available to date, regarding
Drug dosing and selection
PharmGenEd™: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice. This video provides a brief introduction about the CDC-funded pharmacogenomics education program, PharmGenEd(TM). The PharmGenEd faculty team at UCSD explains the different components about the program and the importance of learning pharmacogenomics information Click here
Pharmacogenomics relates to how genes control expression and structure of drug targets. Understanding pharmacogenomics and drug action are essential prerequisites for fulling mastering the concepts of this emerging discipline. Case examples of pharmacogenomic concepts is provided by Dr. Taylor.