National Academy of Medicine

Implementation of Pharmacogenomics: Evidence Needs

By Mary V. Relling, David L. Veenstra
February 26, 2015 | Commentary

The evidentiary needs for genomic technologies are a significant barrier to the translation of genomic testing into clinical use. However, in many instances there is sufficient evidence to justify the use of genetic testing to information choice or dosage of medications. This discussion paper, the last of seven individually authored commentaries that explores the evidence needed to support the use of genome sequencing in the clinic, examines the policy issues and evidence needs for implementing pharmacogenomics testing.

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