NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A survey at Vanderbilt University found that healthcare providers ordering pharmacogenomic testing don't need convincing of its usefulness in patient care.

But the study, published this week in The Phamacogenomics Journal, also showed that clinicians who had taken part in Vanderbilt's preemptive PGx testing program could not agree on who should be responsible for acting on the results to personalize care for patients.

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