NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – British researchers reported this week that metabolic profiling of urine samples prior to drug treatment could help predict an individual's response to the drug.

"[E]ven for this most familiar drug, pharmacometabonomic analysis will yield significantly increased understanding of its metabolic behavior in humans," the researchers wrote. "These findings have considerable implications for personalized drug treatment in general and lead to new and testable hypotheses for a number of diseases."

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