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worn1 posted:
Dr Stacy
This may sound crazy but I am wondering about genetics and drugs. Could genetic make up interfer with the way drugs work? Why do certian drugs work on some but not all. Have any of the drug studies performed genetic testing to see why it worked on one person but not any one else?

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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi worn1!

This doesn't sound crazy! Here is a WebMD video that might answer your question. Click the link to watch:

Researchers hope understanding a person's genetic make-up may make it easier to predict which drug will work.

Haylen


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