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Genomics lab illegally markets genetic tests that claim to predict patient responses to drugs

April 07, 2019 – Consumers are increasingly embracing genetic testing to better understand their individual risk for developing diseases. With this rise in popularity and availability, we’re also seeing significant activity in the field of pharmacogenetics, which is the process of understanding what, if any, role genetics plays in a patient’s reaction to particular drugs,

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