Response to medications

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Understanding your genetic changes can be important for making medical decisions and lifestyle choices. Some gene changes can help predict how your body will respond to certain medications.

Specifically, the metabolism of a medication (how quickly your body processes it and breaks it down) is part of what determines how well a medication works for you.

In some cases, doctors may want information about your gene changes in order to pick the best medication for you. Knowing your genetic information may:

  • Lower the chance of drug-related side effects.

  • Increase the chance that the medication will work.

My46 is an innovative web-based tool that enables individuals to manage their own genetic testing results.

Your genome is your entire genetic code or all of the DNA in a cell.

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Most human cells have 46 chromosomes that provide the genetic instructions for a body to live, grow, and develop.

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