Pharmacogenetics

Much of the individual variation in drug response is due to genetic polymorphisms of drug-metabolizing enzymes, and genomic testing for drug-metabolizing enzymes has significant potential for improving the efficiency of drug treatment and reducing adverse drug reactions and thus promises to improve future health care in a number of ways. It is very likely that these tests will make up a significant proportion of total nucleic acid-based testing in the coming years.[23] Currently, however, only a few pharmacogenetic tests and associated products are commercially available, and most are for research use only. Pharmacogenetic tests pose fewer risks for the patient than genetic tests for disease mutations; however, these tests still raise several ethical, economical, and regulatory issues that need to be addressed before they can be integrated into medicine in a large scale.[24]

Nucleic acid-based technology is considered to be of critical importance to public health worldwide and is transforming clinical microbiology, pathology, genetics, pharmacogenetics, prenatal, and preimplantation medi-cine.[21] Nucleic acid-based technology will also have a significant impact on forensic diagnostics, veterinary medicine, food hygiene and technology, and monitoring of genetically modified agricultural products.

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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