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Updating the landscape of direct-to-consumer pharmacogenomic testing

Authors Filipski KK, Murphy JD, Helzlsouer KJ

Received 26 April 2017

Accepted for publication 10 July 2017

Published 22 August 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 229—232


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Martin Bluth

Kelly K Filipski, John D Murphy, Kathy J Helzlsouer

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Abstract: Pharmacogenomics has identified important drug–gene interactions that affect the safety and efficacy of medications. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing, when first introduced, included some pharmacogenomic-related genes. The current landscape of pharmacogenomic direct-to-consumer testing is reviewed. Prior published reviews of the literature were updated through February 2017 and a scan of the current availability of direct-to-consumer genomic testing by companies was conducted. Results of the review demonstrate a shift toward physician-approved ordering.

Keywords: pharmacogenomics, direct-to-consumer testing

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