Imagine there is a relatively common allele in Southeast Asian populations that puts carriers at a thousand-fold risk of developing a debilitating disease as a result of taking a commonly prescribed generic drug. Imagine, too, that an available genetic test can determine whether a patient is positive for that allele so that clinicians can prescribe an alternative — albeit more expensive — treatment. Now envision that this test — when performed on each patient prescribed the generic — could save millions of dollars in health care spending every year.

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