NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Consumer genomics firms could potentially help the US Food and Drug Administration track post-marketing adverse drug reactions, and the agency is interested in partnering with these firms, according to a high-ranking agency official.
 
Lawrence Lesko, director of FDA’s Office of Clinical Pharmacology, said the agency has already begun preliminary discussions with some undisclosed personal genomics firms “to evaluate the feasibility” of forging such alliances.
 

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