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Genes help doctor tailor drugs to individual patients

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Genetic testing is increasingly helping doctors determine which medications would be most effective in helping patients, including some anti-depressants. The practice, known as pharmacogenomics, reduces the trial and error that goes into finding the right drugs for patients. Samit Shah, a professor and Dean at the Regis University School of Pharmacy in Denver, co-wrote a book on the subject.