By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of hospitals led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has begun a clinical trial to determine how well genetic variants can customize dosing for the blood thinner warfarin.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is funding the five-year, $3.7 million Genetics Informatics Trial of Warfarin, or GIFT, which will test a warfarin-dosing formula that takes three genetic variants into account.

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