CHICAGO (GenomeWeb News) – Despite mounting evidence that genetics can affect the way some individuals process drugs, identifying genetic variants associated with drug response is just the first step in a long road to implementing the information in the clinic, according to a speaker at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago this weekend.

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