The concept of bio-individuality has taken off in the world of nutrition. The idea is that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to health, and that we’re all unique in our biological makeup and requirements. A lot of bio-individuality has to do with genomics — our personal DNA. This concept goes beyond nutrition, and it’s now being applied to medicine, too, thanks to the science of pharmacogenomics.
“Pharmacogenomics is the study of how DNA relates to medication response,” says Sandra Hanna, a pharmacist at Personalized Prescribing Inc., a consumer pharmacogenomic testing company. By testing and analyzing patients’ DNA, the organization helps determine which medication would work best for people based on their unique genetic makeup. Read More