Technological advances, along with new insights into the molecular pharmacology of medications and the functional consequences of polymorphisms in the human genome, are providing the tools needed to elucidate genetic determinants of drug response and translate functional genomics into personalized medicine.[10] Considerable evidence has now accumulated to show that the use of pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics as a basis of personalized medicine is feasible. Personalized medicines are available for a few disorders. Knowledge gained from pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics is being used to improve the use of currently available medicines and to discover and develop new medicines for specific groups of diseases. Advantages of personalized medicine for patients can be summarized as follows:

• Effective and specific therapies

• Less risk of adverse effects

No time lost in trial and error with ineffective drugs Lower cost of treatment

Facilitate development of preventive healthcare

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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