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Chapter 10, Problem 22QP
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Explain why there are variant responses to drugs and why these responses act as heritable traits.

Summary Introduction

To explain:  The reasons behind variant responses to drugs and the reasons for these responses acting as heritable traits.

Introduction: Pharmacogenetics is the study of the differences that arise genetically in different individuals towards the same drug molecule. Pharmacogenomics is concerned with the development of drug molecules that are tailored according to the genetic makeup of an individual. Both these fields about drugs play an important role in studies on drugs.

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The response towards a particular drug differs in different individuals because there is a slight difference in the genetic make-up of all human beings. The genome of one individual differs from any other individual to some extent. These small differences in the genome from one individual to the ...

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