Japanese Research Finds Tiny Gene Differences Could Affect Drugs
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Research has discovered genetic differences between Japanese in Japan and those who live on Okinawa, suggesting a drug aimed at one would not be effective in the other. One of the Riken Research Institute researchers said the finding means that when determining the efficiency of a drug from a genetic standpoint, regional differences need to be considered. The research showed differences as small as single base pairs in the human genetic code could affect that efficiency. (Click here for more
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