A team led by Haifeng Wu, an associate professor of pathology and internal medicine at Ohio State University, recently demonstrated a new rapid multiplexed genotyping method that promises to bring a personalized approach to warfarin therapy. Despite its effectiveness, the widely prescribed anti-coagulant drug has many contraindications with common medications, as well as with chemicals present in some foods, so a physician's ability to choose the correct dosage is crucial — especially as potential side effects include bleeding and clot development.

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