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Vanderbilt uses DNA to personalize medicine

The Tennessean, February 15, 2010

At Nashville-based Vanderbilt and other universities around the world, as well as at private industry labs, work is under way to design and distribute personalized drug regimens based on DNA. Proponents say targeted genetic screening of patients could help uncover in advance which drugs have the best chance of working on particular patients, saving money and lives in the long run, The Tennessean reports.