NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – New research is dissecting the relative importance of polymorphisms in two genes linked to warfarin dose response.

In a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine today, researchers from Vanderbilt University discussed how different variants contribute to warfarin response, influencing how long it takes patients to benefit from the treatment and to exceed the therapeutic dose.

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