NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Extracting pharmacogenetic variants from exome or genome sequencing data is feasible and generates more clinically useful information than current PGx chips, according to a recent study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health's National Human Genome Research Institute.

But although this capability may enhance the utility of clinical exome and genome tests, calling PGx variants from sequence data is still technically difficult and many clinicians resist using pharmacogenetic information when prescribing drugs.

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