Pharmacogenomics: The Search for Individualized Therapies
Copyright © 2002 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Editor(s): Julio Licinio, Ma-Li Wong
Published Online: 12 MAY 2003
Print ISBN: 9783527303809
Online ISBN: 9783527600755
About this Book
This is the very first comprehensive coverage of pharmacogenomics - a new discipline that will revolutionize health care.
Pharmacogenomics leads to the understanding of the key genetic differences between individuals and will permit the individual tailoring of pharmacological treatments. Improved therapeutics can reach new levels by being able to differentiate between individuals according to their susceptibility to disease processes or adverse effects of medication. Pharmacogenomics also contributes to the discovery of new targets for drug development.
Outstanding experts in the field present an overview of the latest work in this young and promising approach and provide an insight into the recent findings for all relevant disease classes.
Indispensable for a wide audience of experts working in the various areas that contribute to this field such as pharmacology, genetics, molecular biology, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry and clinical medicine.